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wmemeadusjr Sep 20, 2022 3:16 PM

Planet fitness
 
Planet Fitness is opening in St. John's. They will set up at 650 Topsail Road next to Dollarama in the old Dominion/Home Hardware building. They have not given a timeline. My guess would be spring of 2023.

Tocchet22 Oct 31, 2022 12:33 PM

Ren's Pets
 
National pet store expanding and opening first location in NL. According to article, to be located at 56 Aberdeen Avenue, former Pier 1 or Bombay stores.

https://retail-insider.com/retail-in...ets-interview/

Arrakis Oct 31, 2022 5:06 PM

Does metro really need another pet store chain with several pet supply stores here already?


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Originally Posted by Tocchet22 (Post 9776855)
National pet store expanding and opening first location in NL. According to article, to be located at 56 Aberdeen Avenue, former Pier 1 or Bombay stores.

https://retail-insider.com/retail-in...ets-interview/


Arrakis Oct 31, 2022 5:11 PM

Sorry had wrong post here. Couldn’t delete it.

wmemeadusjr Nov 9, 2022 3:05 PM

The new tenant to be next to Dollarama on Ropewalk Lane is another pet store. Back in the 80's and 90's we had 2 Pet City stores roughly the size of a convenience store, now we about about 20 large pet stores in Metro.

Arrakis Nov 15, 2022 8:09 PM

Was listening to an interview with Pat Thompson who owns Diamond Design in Terrace In The Square. He was concerned about the parking issues in the area of Churchill Square in the CBC radio interview. He mentioned that the new apartment building under construction that replaces the old Dominion supermarket will also house Shoppers Drug Mart on its Main Street level floor which would mean it would be moving from the Terrace in The Square building. That leaves a pretty large retail space for someone else to move into. Dollarama anyone? Just my prediction.

Crisisnf Nov 16, 2022 12:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Arrakis (Post 9791164)
Was listening to an interview with Pat Thompson who owns Diamond Design in Terrace In The Square. He was concerned about the parking issues in the area of Churchill Square in the CBC radio interview. He mentioned that the new apartment building under construction that replaces the old Dominion supermarket will also house Shoppers Drug Mart on its Main Street level floor which would mean it would be moving from the Terrace in The Square building. That leaves a pretty large retail space for someone else to move into. Dollarama anyone? Just my prediction.

Pet store.

Arrakis Dec 2, 2022 6:23 PM

Ropewalk Plaza in receivership??
How does something like this happen when pretty much the entire plaza has been leased with such big brands as Dollarama, KFC, Burger King, Plaza Bowl and many others? Would love to know the real story here.

https://vocm.com/2022/12/02/st-johns...-receivership/

NewfBC Dec 2, 2022 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Arrakis (Post 9804977)
Ropewalk Plaza in receivership??
How does something like this happen when pretty much the entire plaza has been leased with such big brands as Dollarama, KFC, Burger King, Plaza Bowl and many others? Would love to know the real story here.

https://vocm.com/2022/12/02/st-johns...-receivership/

I don't think any of these stores are part of this property.

Ron.

PoscStudent Dec 3, 2022 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Arrakis (Post 9804977)
Ropewalk Plaza in receivership??
How does something like this happen when pretty much the entire plaza has been leased with such big brands as Dollarama, KFC, Burger King, Plaza Bowl and many others? Would love to know the real story here.

https://vocm.com/2022/12/02/st-johns...-receivership/

The Telegram had a story on this with Vic Lawlor, who owns the plaza. According to him he renegotiated leases with some of the smaller businesses to help them get through Covid. The businesses owe him a million dollars in rent and this has become an issue with the bank.

https://www.saltwire.com/newfoundlan...aza-100800246/

suvla85 Dec 5, 2022 7:34 PM

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Originally Posted by PoscStudent (Post 9806063)
The Telegram had a story on this with Vic Lawlor, who owns the plaza. According to him he renegotiated leases with some of the smaller businesses to help them get through Covid. The businesses owe him a million dollars in rent and this has become an issue with the bank.

https://www.saltwire.com/newfoundlan...aza-100800246/

That story missed the point. He bought a bunch of properties downtown and they are much more empty. Creditors are circling everywhere.

Also, there was lots of federal government support for commercial tenant rent relief. Did he not use any of it?

Receivership and liquidation is usually the last resort for banks. It typically means losing money. If they're doing it now it's because there are other big risks at play.

Tocchet22 Dec 8, 2022 3:22 PM

Planet Fitness Open
 
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Originally Posted by wmemeadusjr (Post 9735985)
Planet Fitness is opening in St. John's. They will set up at 650 Topsail Road next to Dollarama in the old Dominion/Home Hardware building. They have not given a timeline. My guess would be spring of 2023.

Seeing posts on FB that Planet Fitness is now open.

https://www.planetfitness.ca/gyms/st...ouE7CuU66RfNWk

J_Murphy Feb 23, 2023 9:33 PM

Just found out that Bed Bath and Beyond are closing all of their stores in Canada. Another blow to the village mall.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bed...ores-1.6745092

Crisisnf Apr 15, 2023 1:23 AM

Sports Experts in the Avalon Mall is having a store closing sale.

the_nomad May 3, 2023 11:44 AM

Former Bed Bath And Beyond at the Village will have a new store this summer called rooms + spaces.

https://www.newswire.ca/news-release...858924235.html

HockeyMan06 May 26, 2023 2:44 AM

Pipers is closing their location on Topsail Road, and will be moving into the former Labels location at the Village Mall https://www.saltwire.com/newfoundlan...CiYOlZ0_mKfZvI

elizabethf1985 Jul 11, 2023 3:45 PM

That Pro Look in the Avalon Mall is closing this week. They posted on their Facebook page:

It’s with a heavy heart that we share after 27 and a half years, THAT PRO LOOK will be closing its doors later this week.

Over the past few years we have seen a huge change in the marketplace and the way people shop. The impacts of COVID cannot be underestimated either. Nor can the rising prices for everything in our daily lives that now impact buying decisions on many levels.

A big thank you to the many young men and women who worked with us over the years. A special thanks to our manager, Robyn, who has been with us since the beginning. It was a pleasure to work with you all. As well, thank you to the thousands of customers who come through our doors and supported us. Many have been regulars and have even become friends, in addition to being loyal customers. It has been a pleasure to meet so many of you over that time. We look forward to seeing some of you over the next 2 days as we offer some great discounts on our remaining inventory.

Thanks so much for all your support!


Sad. They've been there for so long.

wmemeadusjr Jul 13, 2023 5:35 PM

Planet Fitness will open a second location in the Metro St. John's area early in the new year. I was told by a manager at the current location. She was not at liberty to say where at this time as details are still being worked out.

detroitdan1982 Jul 14, 2023 12:08 AM

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Originally Posted by wmemeadusjr (Post 9991116)
Planet Fitness will open a second location in the Metro St. John's area early in the new year. I was told by a manager at the current location. She was not at liberty to say where at this time as details are still being worked out.

Come on, Kelsey Drive, haha

djslue Jul 14, 2023 1:13 PM

It will be the old Rona building up by Stavanager

suvla85 Jul 14, 2023 4:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wmemeadusjr (Post 9991116)
Planet Fitness will open a second location in the Metro St. John's area early in the new year. I was told by a manager at the current location. She was not at liberty to say where at this time as details are still being worked out.

It was in the news a couple of weeks ago. Tech NL Innovation Centre (the old Rona) up in the east end.

wmemeadusjr Aug 11, 2023 11:06 AM

Rooms + Spaces will be opening Monday August 14 in the former Bed Bath & Beyond location at the Village

350pontiac Aug 11, 2023 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by wmemeadusjr (Post 10011600)
Rooms + Spaces will be opening Monday August 14 in the former Bed Bath & Beyond location at the Village

it's actually open now. My wife was in there yesterday.

KAO79 Aug 16, 2023 5:29 AM

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Originally Posted by 350pontiac (Post 10011617)
it's actually open now. My wife was in there yesterday.

It looks to be about 60% full right now, they are definitely waiting for more stock. So far, it’s laid out exactly the same as BB&B, with very similar products. They are however, part of the ToysRUs family, so they have the back corner (where the wedding registry stuff was) full of toys, board games, Lego and stuffies.

cdotr Aug 20, 2023 5:51 AM

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Originally Posted by KAO79 (Post 10014998)
It looks to be about 60% full right now, they are definitely waiting for more stock. So far, it’s laid out exactly the same as BB&B, with very similar products. They are however, part of the ToysRUs family, so they have the back corner (where the wedding registry stuff was) full of toys, board games, Lego and stuffies.

I was there today and was surprised by the Toys R Us section. I hadn't realized it was the same retail group starting this up.

Hopefully they can make it work.

The Pipers store has not yet opened in The Village. The Topsail Rd store has closed.

There are a lot of empty stores in that mall. Sure would be nice if they could secure new retailers. It's probably about half occupancy with the Pipers store. And almost nothing left in the food court except Tim Horton's and Kuma Bento that I noticed.

HockeyMan06 Aug 22, 2023 5:21 PM

Saw a picture on Facebook of the former Walmart on Topsail Road (by the Village) getting repainted. Any word on what's going in there?

J_Murphy Aug 28, 2023 12:05 PM

Anyone know what is going in the new building in Churchill Square? I've heard rumour that Shoppers is moving over, but haven't heard anything official on that. I think there are a few other retail spaces there.

The building is supposed to be open in the fall.

wmemeadusjr Aug 30, 2023 10:57 AM

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Originally Posted by J_Murphy (Post 10025088)
Anyone know what is going in the new building in Churchill Square? I've heard rumour that Shoppers is moving over, but haven't heard anything official on that. I think there are a few other retail spaces there.

The building is supposed to be open in the fall.

Red panels are being installed on the bottom floor. Shoppers colours I can assume?

Larla77 Aug 30, 2023 3:44 PM

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Originally Posted by wmemeadusjr (Post 10026936)
Red panels are being installed on the bottom floor. Shoppers colours I can assume?

The shoppers drug mart sign is up on the space now.

J_Murphy Aug 30, 2023 5:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Larla77 (Post 10027165)
The shoppers drug mart sign is up on the space now.

Yes, I noticed just last night. It must have went up yesterday or day before.

This means that the current Shoppers space in the square will open up. Hoping to see a good restaurant or even a small supermarket open up in that space.

NLResident Aug 31, 2023 5:03 PM

Pipers open in The Village
 
Pipers is now open in The Village Mall. Former covid vaccaine spot. Has access inside and outside the mall

J_Murphy Sep 13, 2023 11:31 PM

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Originally Posted by J_Murphy (Post 10027305)
Yes, I noticed just last night. It must have went up yesterday or day before.

This means that the current Shoppers space in the square will open up. Hoping to see a good restaurant or even a small supermarket open up in that space.

New Shoppers in Churchill Square is opening tomorrow morning.

the_nomad Sep 26, 2023 2:15 PM

Avalon Mall
 
Looks like Pandora will be coming to the Avalon Mall.
(https://www.crombie.ca/wp-content/up...09-20-2023.pdf)


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