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Offshore1 Nov 8, 2020 11:54 PM

The Brick
 
Driving along Kenmount Rd. today I saw a Grand Opening sign hung outside the new Brick store, but there's no actual store signage yet.

Seems a little cart before the horse but OK:shrug:

PF1962 Nov 13, 2020 3:06 PM

Opening November 19. I have a screen shot to post but I don’t know how).
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Originally Posted by Offshore1 (Post 9100378)
Driving along Kenmount Rd. today I saw a Grand Opening sign hung outside the new Brick store, but there's no actual store signage yet.

Seems a little cart before the horse but OK:shrug:


Tocchet22 Nov 25, 2020 1:20 PM

Naturalizer closing in Canada
 
Naturalizer expected to close all 60+ locations in Canada, including Avalon Mall and Village, in order to focus online.

https://www.thestar.com/business/202...us-canada.html

wmemeadusjr Dec 9, 2020 3:32 PM

Pipers is returning to Mount Pearl. It's only been a year since they left their location on Commonwealth Avenue, but they are coming back in the old Max Athletic building near the entrance to Galway.

Tocchet22 Dec 17, 2020 6:16 PM

Former Quiznos - SmartCenters Mount Pearl
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wmemeadusjr (Post 9063972)
Crews are working on the former Quizno's in Mount Pearl and also the former Madison MacKenzie on Kenmount Road. They obviously have tenants but I have no idea what they are. Anyone else know?

Now Synergy Supplements & Nutrition

https://synergysupplements.ca/

goodgrowth Dec 18, 2020 8:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Tocchet22 (Post 9136579)
Now Synergy Supplements & Nutrition

https://synergysupplements.ca/

Guess they are moving in now that GNC is gone. Always wondered how well these supplement stores do. I use to buy that stuff but not anymore.

Think it would be more lucrative it were directly in the same building as a gym.

Larla77 Jan 13, 2021 11:12 AM

Wasnt sure where this would fit. Axtion announced they were closing last night. They are closing their doors this weekend due to low numbers of customers because of fear of covid. Rocket moved their downtown location to keep their business open. If things don't improve soon we could see more closures which is sad to see.

Tommyswally Jan 13, 2021 8:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Larla77 (Post 9158038)
Wasnt sure where this would fit. Axtion announced they were closing last night. They are closing their doors this weekend due to low numbers of customers because of fear of covid. Rocket moved their downtown location to keep their business open. If things don't improve soon we could see more closures which is sad to see.

Very sad indeed, all the local businesses are being wiped out. The only thing left standing will be the multi-national corporations, a bitter pill to swallow

statbass Jan 14, 2021 1:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Tommyswally (Post 9158606)
Very sad indeed, all the local businesses are being wiped out. The only thing left standing will be the multi-national corporations, a bitter pill to swallow

Yes, a bitter pill indeed. It's very saddening to see local businesses hemorrhage and not be able to do anything about it. Once we go back to "normal", I wonder how many locally owned businesses will be able to get back on their feet vs national chains establishing those businesses here? I sure hope local businesses can do it, they're the engines of our local economy.... the money will stay here... we need that!

wmemeadusjr Jan 18, 2021 3:46 PM

RBC is closing their 664 Topsail Road location. They've been their since the late 60's/early 70's. Staff and services will be consolidated with their Kelsey Drive branch. I'm not sure when the actual closing date is.

KDMusic Jan 25, 2021 8:49 PM

Anybody know what happened to EBGames on Kelsey Drive? Drove by today and noticed the sign is gone and the inside is packed up. Google says its temporarily closed but it looks pretty permanent from the outside.

statbass Jan 25, 2021 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by KDMusic (Post 9170336)
Anybody know what happened to EBGames on Kelsey Drive? Drove by today and noticed the sign is gone and the inside is packed up. Google says its temporarily closed but it looks pretty permanent from the outside.

Another victim of booming online retail coupled with COVID-19 slowdowns. I believe the location at the Village is closed too. I went to the Kelsey location just before Christmas to pick up a game for my son. I purposely wanted to buy from a local spot. Tried Toy R Us first but no luck. I waited outside at EBgames for 20 mins (Max limit of 5 iirc). Finally got inside and they didn't have the game either. Went out to my car and three taps on the screen had it ordered - delivered to my doorstep in 2-3 weeks. I could have tried at another location but couldn't risk the potential wait time with no reward. It's just a really tough environment for brick and mortar stores right now.

J_Murphy Jan 28, 2021 1:23 PM

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Originally Posted by statbass (Post 9170544)
Another victim of booming online retail coupled with COVID-19 slowdowns. I believe the location at the Village is closed too. I went to the Kelsey location just before Christmas to pick up a game for my son. I purposely wanted to buy from a local spot. Tried Toy R Us first but no luck. I waited outside at EBgames for 20 mins (Max limit of 5 iirc). Finally got inside and they didn't have the game either. Went out to my car and three taps on the screen had it ordered - delivered to my doorstep in 2-3 weeks. I could have tried at another location but couldn't risk the potential wait time with no reward. It's just a really tough environment for brick and mortar stores right now.

There is an EBgames in Avalon Mall too isn't there? I can understand how two locations so close to one another wouldn't be sustainable.

If you want to try local for video games, have you been to Games exchange on Freshwater Road? Not sure if they sell new but they have a massive collection of used games. Prices are better than new and I've found the quality good. Staff are great there too.

statbass Jan 28, 2021 3:03 PM

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Originally Posted by J_Murphy (Post 9173036)
There is an EBgames in Avalon Mall too isn't there? I can understand how two locations so close to one another wouldn't be sustainable.

If you want to try local for video games, have you been to Games exchange on Freshwater Road? Not sure if they sell new but they have a massive collection of used games. Prices are better than new and I've found the quality good. Staff are great there too.

Thanks for the recommendation! I've been there before (many years ago) but I think it was called something else. To be completely honest, I forgot this place existed. :cheers:

BruceChafe Jan 28, 2021 3:26 PM

New restaurant opening at the shopping centre in Paradise, Pur & Simple, looks to be a mix of Freshii and Cora.

https://pursimple.com/menus/

goodgrowth Jan 28, 2021 3:48 PM

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Originally Posted by BruceChafe (Post 9173149)
New restaurant opening at the shopping centre in Paradise, Pur & Simple, looks to be a mix of Freshii and Cora.

https://pursimple.com/menus/

Assuming you mean Paradise Plaza (next to Octagon pond) for the "shopping centre"?...

BruceChafe Jan 28, 2021 4:32 PM

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Originally Posted by goodgrowth (Post 9173183)
Assuming you mean Paradise Plaza (next to Octagon pond) for the "shopping centre"?...

That's the one! Apologies, could not remember the name of it.

J_Murphy Feb 2, 2021 5:54 PM

Gap is opening in the Avalon Mall tomorrow...

Arrakis Mar 9, 2021 4:33 PM

Giant Tiger has been working on a new concept for its stores in its head office Ottawa location. It’s also still in expansion mode to add to its already 258 locations, noting that its not in BC or Newfoundland...Yet.

Link to article...
https://www.retail-insider.com/retai...oncept-photos/

Question. Where would you like to see a Giant Tiger locate in metro?

Tocchet22 Mar 9, 2021 4:48 PM

Giant Tiger
 
Question. Where would you like to see a Giant Tiger locate in metro?[/QUOTE]

Saw Giant Tiger transport truck at Costco last week...have seen a few of them around in the past year.

Plaza Retail website shows lease pending for large space to be built next to Dollarama in Galway. Thinking that would be a good location.

Tommyswally Mar 9, 2021 10:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Tocchet22 (Post 9211918)
Question. Where would you like to see a Giant Tiger locate in metro?

Saw Giant Tiger transport truck at Costco last week...have seen a few of them around in the past year.

Plaza Retail website shows lease pending for large space to be built next to Dollarama in Galway. Thinking that would be a good location.[/QUOTE]

Probably doesn't mean anything that its a Giant Tiger truck as it may be operated by an independent trucking company, i know that Mcdonalds trucks pick up Snow crab from the processing plants here to go to mainland. I as well as yourself have seen Giant Tiger trucks on the TCH heading east in the last year.

I would like to see some restaurants of some type out in Galway, like to see a local brand, eg. Mary Browns, Jungle Jims etc

Marty_Mcfly Mar 15, 2021 6:01 PM

Wal Mart Topsail Road is closing. Not really surprised, that was such an odd store.

Arrakis Mar 15, 2021 6:16 PM

Not surprised either. Is,ways considered that location to be a temporary thing as Walmart is only leasing that property from Crombie REIT.

Would probably make an ideal location for a Giant Tiger since they are in expansion mode and keen to open here.

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Originally Posted by Marty_Mcfly (Post 9218470)
Wal Mart Topsail Road is closing. Not really surprised, that was such an odd store.


wmemeadusjr Mar 15, 2021 7:12 PM

Walmart Topsail Road
 
When I heard Walmart was renovating a ton of stores this year, I had assumed this would be one of them, as it was just Zellers/Kmart with a Walmart sign and a coat of blue paint.

rthomasd Mar 16, 2021 3:47 PM

Just discovered that Costco has closed it's in-store Photo Centre in ALL locations. While it's easy
to get Passport photos locally, I often used their framing service - i know that they jobbed out
all their framing to a local vendor, never knew who it was, anyone know who did their framing, plaque mounting?

PoscStudent Mar 19, 2021 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by rthomasd (Post 9219507)
Just discovered that Costco has closed it's in-store Photo Centre in ALL locations. While it's easy
to get Passport photos locally, I often used their framing service - i know that they jobbed out
all their framing to a local vendor, never knew who it was, anyone know who did their framing, plaque mounting?

Oh no! I have had pictures I’ve been putting off getting framed. I had a few done at Costco a couple years ago and had others I wanted done in the same frame.

Larla77 Mar 22, 2021 4:57 PM

Wondering if anyone has heard anything about a possible sale of the old RONA on Torbay Road. We noticed that the for sale signs are all gone not long ago. I just did a quick google search and the site I found indicated its "under offer".

https://www.commerciallistings.cbre....g9?view=isSale

Edited to add that the same website also shows the old Target as being "under offer" as well.

https://www.commerciallistings.cbre....e8?view=isSale

Any insights?

BruceChafe Mar 22, 2021 5:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Larla77 (Post 9225242)
Wondering if anyone has heard anything about a possible sale of the old RONA on Torbay Road. We noticed that the for sale signs are all gone not long ago. I just did a quick google search and the site I found indicated its "under offer".

https://www.commerciallistings.cbre....g9?view=isSale

Edited to add that the same website also shows the old Target as being "under offer" as well.

https://www.commerciallistings.cbre....e8?view=isSale

Any insights?

I’ve heard that Princess Auto is under offer as well, same with Costco. Costco I can’t find online anymore.

Larla77 Mar 22, 2021 6:42 PM

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Originally Posted by BruceChafe (Post 9225294)
I’ve heard that Princess Auto is under offer as well, same with Costco. Costco I can’t find online anymore.

I think the signs were still up on Princess Auto but we have seen a few cars by the building recently. I'll have to take a drive up that way to see if the signs are still up.

Arrakis Mar 23, 2021 3:06 AM

The signs are off the building. I was down that way this past weekend.

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Originally Posted by Larla77 (Post 9225362)
I think the signs were still up on Princess Auto but we have seen a few cars by the building recently. I'll have to take a drive up that way to see if the signs are still up.


jjavman Mar 23, 2021 12:07 PM

Parklet Program Approved for Churchill Square and Downtown Businesses
 
https://vocm.com/2021/03/23/parklet-...re-businesses/

IronMan Mar 23, 2021 10:41 PM

Former Costco building is still for sale, but it looks lie they changed realtors. Can be found at

https://www.collierscanada.com/en-ca...ada/can2007279.

Also, no for sale sign on former Princess Auto building, but there is one on the front lawn.

goodgrowth Mar 23, 2021 11:11 PM

Some of those larger buildings like Costco and Target/Zellers are probably going to be hard to sell as they are...

wmemeadusjr Mar 24, 2021 10:47 AM

Pipers stavanger
 
Pipers is taking some of the Stavanger Drive strip that housed Pennington's and Addition Elle.

IronMan Mar 24, 2021 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by wmemeadusjr (Post 9227279)
Pipers is taking some of the Stavanger Drive strip that housed Pennington's and Addition Elle.

That's interesting. I assume they will be moving one of their stores from Torbay Road or Elizabeth Avenue. Three Pipers stores in the east end seems like a lot! Would be a great spot for them though!

It's good to hear something happening on Stavanger Drive.

techguy123 Mar 24, 2021 5:49 PM

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Originally Posted by IronMan (Post 9227304)
That's interesting. I assume they will be moving one of their stores from Torbay Road or Elizabeth Avenue. Three Pipers stores in the east end seems like a lot! Would be a great spot for them though!

It's good to hear something happening on Stavanger Drive.

Torbay Road is closing.

Sctttmmy Apr 14, 2021 3:01 PM

Framing
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PoscStudent (Post 9222581)
Oh no! I have had pictures I’ve been putting off getting framed. I had a few done at Costco a couple years ago and had others I wanted done in the same frame.


Go see Bev at Art Cansel next to Steele Mazda, they are excellent!

Arrakis Apr 26, 2021 4:10 PM

I know many people were hoping for a Disney store to open in the mall some day but unfortunately Disney has announced its closing all of its Canadian retail stores.

https://retail-insider.com/retail-in...shift-sources/

Arrakis May 10, 2021 3:59 PM

Drove by the former RONA in Paradise today. Lots of activity happening there. Still can’t tell if they are renovating the old building or demolishing it. They have the exterior cladding removed down to the bare wood beneath.

wmemeadusjr May 12, 2021 2:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arrakis (Post 9275100)
Drove by the former RONA in Paradise today. Lots of activity happening there. Still can’t tell if they are renovating the old building or demolishing it. They have the exterior cladding removed down to the bare wood beneath.

Home Hardware is taking over the old Rona/Chester Dawe site in Paradise.

djslue May 18, 2021 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by wmemeadusjr (Post 9277683)
Home Hardware is taking over the old Rona/Chester Dawe site in Paradise.

Is this confirmed?

Arrakis May 19, 2021 5:20 PM

All I could find is an approval for a Capital Home Hardware at 1297 Topsail Road on the Town Of Paradise’s municipal agenda dated March 3, 2021. They were also granted tax incentives too.

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Originally Posted by djslue (Post 9283565)
Is this confirmed?


djslue May 19, 2021 7:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arrakis (Post 9285339)
All I could find is an approval for a Capital Home Hardware at 1297 Topsail Road on the Town Of Paradise’s municipal agenda dated March 3, 2021. They were also granted tax incentives too.

Thanks

Larla77 May 26, 2021 12:20 PM

Isla and Sam on Water Street is closing. I see on their facebook its because the building sold - I guess they were leasing the space. Hopefully someone else opens up there.

wmemeadusjr Jun 3, 2021 4:35 PM

Cineplex is closing the Mount Pearl Square location.

Arrakis Jun 3, 2021 6:08 PM

Surprised it took this long to make that decision.

With the current times complicated by the pandemic and streaming networks seemingly taking over with releasing first run movies, cinemas are declining in certain markets these days. I actually fear for the survival of the cinemas at Avalon Mall too. :(

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Originally Posted by wmemeadusjr (Post 9300754)
Cineplex is closing the Mount Pearl Square location.


goodgrowth Jun 3, 2021 11:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arrakis (Post 9300857)
Surprised it took this long to make that decision.

With the current times complicated by the pandemic and streaming networks seemingly taking over with releasing first run movies, cinemas are declining in certain markets these days. I actually fear for the survival of the cinemas at Avalon Mall too. :(

Still maintain that a new smallish(~8 screen) cinema in Galway would be ideal and probably do well. Can't imagine it's financially feasible right now though.

Crisisnf Jul 7, 2021 5:26 PM

Hakim Optical in Village Mall temporarily closed until further notice. Been closed for at least a couple weeks. I had heard they were opening a location in the Avalon Mall as well but I'm guessing that is not still planned.

Marty_Mcfly Jul 8, 2021 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Crisisnf (Post 9333473)
Hakim Optical in Village Mall temporarily closed until further notice. Been closed for at least a couple weeks. I had heard they were opening a location in the Avalon Mall as well but I'm guessing that is not still planned.

Signs are up at Avalon for Hakim, it's located down near Winners.

MelH Jul 16, 2021 8:01 PM

Hakim
 
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Originally Posted by Marty_Mcfly (Post 9334329)
Signs are up at Avalon for Hakim, it's located down near Winners.

It could be a staffing thing or they could be relocating to the Avalon Mall - the opticians there used to work at Sears Optical.


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