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Old Posted Nov 21, 2014, 6:50 PM
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From the 1592 Barrington Street thread:
Originally Posted by counterfactual View Post
BIG KUDOS to Frank and Oak if they do make a bet on downtown, especially Barrington. That's great that this Montreal store would look to invest downtown, rather than, as most international retailers have done, set up in the "safety" of these suburban malls or biz parks.
AllNovaScotia is reporting that high-end Montreal clothier Frank & Oak is indeed coming to Barrington Street but will set up shop in another Starfish Properties building, the former Carsand Mosher location at the northeast corner of Barrington and Blowers, most recently occupied by the Summit Shop. (I believe the original tenant in this building was Peoples Jewellers -- or People's Credit Jewellers as it was known at the time. The PCJ monogram is still visible on the sidewalk.)

Given that Urban Outfitters is apparently on track for an opening in the Espace building -- or so ANS continues to insist -- this will nicely bookend this block for developer Reznick and company.

The ANS story quotes a Frank & Oak spokesperson as saying this is a "temporary" location, designed to "immerse the brand" in the community and explore future possible locations.

This may suggest that this is essentially a testing of the market with no long-term commitment. It may also suggest that the C-M building is something of a placeholder pending completion of the Roy.

Whiterock Construction has, the story says, already started renovations in the C-M building.

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