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Old Posted Jul 24, 2012, 8:36 PM
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Of course there are places with more lively nightlife. Vancouver could improve in many ways. But as you admit, your post was extreme in painting an inaccurate picture of a dead downtown.
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Old Posted Jul 24, 2012, 9:28 PM
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people find the nightlife they want in this town - most of the stuff my friends and i are into are mopre alternative or underground so granville street offers us nothing, but we enjoy walking down the street on any night

anyway back to sears - when does the store officially close? the final sale is on now? so a september closure?
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^The last day is Sunday Oct 7th with cosmetics closing sooner in september.
The hand over to Cadillac Fairview is Oct 31st.
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I don't undersand why this would take 3 years...the structure is already there..granted it requires an overhaul. If that's the case, it gives Holts and HBC enough time to ramp up their game in advance. I don't know how successful they'll be with a 3 year delay.
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Old Posted Jul 27, 2012, 10:25 PM
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they are renovating the entire building

they closed a long time - more than a year closer to 2 when they converted eatons and this is a much larger renovation than that was
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Old Posted Jul 27, 2012, 10:35 PM
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Arrow renderings?

This is all great news of course, but still rather a mystery to the general public, even on SSP Vancouver. When will some official renderings be available?
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yeh lets put a discount version of our store in the same building as our flagship.

try again.
Many of us would rather see a more affordable store placed there like the Rack rather than the snotty rich folks in this city that want to shell out big bucks to a store like Nordstroms.
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Old Posted Jul 29, 2012, 6:30 PM
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There's difference between affordable and buying the dredge and clearance of a store. If they were like an outlet and made a special, lower priced line like they do at Gap Factory stores, Banana Republic outlets or Calvin Klein outlets and others then maybe.....but an entire store filled with rejects from the main store? No thanks. Give me the real Nordstrom.
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Many of us would rather see a more affordable store placed there like the Rack rather than the snotty rich folks in this city that want to shell out big bucks to a store like Nordstroms.
Most affordable retailers cannot afford the rents of pacific centre.

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I don't undersand why this would take 3 years...the structure is already there..granted it requires an overhaul. If that's the case, it gives Holts and HBC enough time to ramp up their game in advance. I don't know how successful they'll be with a 3 year delay.
Holts and HBC have had decades to "up their game" and they have proven to be incapable of running their operations to the same degree Nordstroms can. I don't think Nordstrom is at all worried about the time.

This is as fast as it could be done regardless. This is not a simple redo of the interior, the entire building will be stripped and reclad, new common mall areas will be added, new entrances to the mall will be added. This is a major project.
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Most affordable retailers cannot afford the rents of pacific centre.



Holts and HBC have had decades to "up their game" and they have proven to be incapable of running their operations to the same degree Nordstroms can. I don't think Nordstrom is at all worried about the time.

This is as fast as it could be done regardless. This is not a simple redo of the interior, the entire building will be stripped and reclad, new common mall areas will be added, new entrances to the mall will be added. This is a major project.
It would be great to see the basement level of Sears extended as part of the Pacific Centre mall circulation with new stores....and dare I say, wishful thinking here, a second Vancouver City Centre Station entrance on Robson Street on the southeast corner of the building?
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It would be great to see the basement level of Sears extended as part of the Pacific Centre mall circulation with new stores....
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Old Posted Jul 30, 2012, 7:17 PM
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That's been mentioned before and judging by LeftCoaster's response a good bet.
They did the same thing at the Toronto Eaton Centre some 24 years ago.
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to be fair the Bay under canadian ownership, they had decades to fix up and did nothing, when lord & taylor took over the bay has improved and continues to improve greatly in the last few years
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^?? HBC owns Lord and Taylor.

And they are both owned by PE.
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Old Posted Jul 30, 2012, 7:43 PM
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NRDC owns Lord & Taylor and they bought HBC in 2008 from another american somebody zucker

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Hudson's Bay Co. has been sold to a new American owner, NRDC Equity Partners, the parent of upscale U.S. chain Lord & Taylor.

HBC's first American owner was South Carolina businessman Jerry Zucker, who bought the venerable retailer in January 2006 for $1.1 billion. Zucker died of cancer in April.

While the value of the deal hasn't been publicly disclosed, representatives for the Bay and NRDC have said it's "slightly" higher than the initial sale price of $1.1 billion.

Under the terms of the deal, NRDC — which has 47 Lord & Taylor stores in the United States — would launch 10 to 15 of the stores in Canada. They will be located in existing Bay stores or in other HBC real estate.

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NRDC, which is based in Purchase, N.Y., also owns Fortunoff, a U.S. jewelry and home furnishings chain of stores, and clothing design firm Creative Design Studios.

"By acquiring Hudson's Bay Co. along with previous acquisitions Lord & Taylor and Fortunoff, we will have an unprecedented opportunity to recreate the retail landscape in North America,” said Baker.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/stor...onbaynrdc.html
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so is it a good bet lord and taylor would take the space for lease in the bay
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Yes like I said they are both owned by PE.

And HBC manages Lord and Taylor on behalf of their PE owners.

NRDC
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Lord and Taylor & The Bay

Anyway its a trivial point so sorry for bringing it up. I do agree HBC is turning htings around but bottom line is Nordstrom is one of the best run stores in the world so the bay merely turning it around from near rock bottom isn't going to concern Nordstrom one bit
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Pushing my luck now, expanding on your hints....perhaps they're going to create a two or three floor mall expansion circulation atrium that begins at the basement floor of the Sears, and there will be a new grand entrance directly on Robson Street? For instance, perhaps there will be some similarities with this (imagine the end being Robson Street)?

http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/06...wrence-market/
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Nothing special that's for sure, but a hell of a lot better than what is there now!
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