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One Victoria | 63 m | 19 fl | Complete
#46
No, that one has existed since before the King/Victoria store closed. I seem to recall hearing that they were going to move out to Bridgeport Rd, however I never got confirmation of that.
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#47
That donut place closed in '01 I think, maybe a bit earlier... it survived because people could smoke cigarettes in there while Timmy's had started being smoke-free... but then the region went completely smoke free and there wasn't really anything else going for that place anymore. The Korean store had some good stuff though and I remember shopping there a few times.
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#48
mmm... Tin Roof Smoke Donuts...  Heart
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#49
(01-31-2015, 01:23 AM)notmyfriends Wrote: mmm... Tin Roof Smoke Donuts...  Heart

LMAO How I miss that place!!!
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#50
About half way up now:

[Image: 16547324076_6033d35da2_b.jpg]Building Kitchener by Matt M S, on Flickr
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#51
Nice photo!
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#52
The brick cladding now going on to the podium is looking interesting, imo. It's not as dark a grey as I had imagined and there is good colour variation in the brick, including some with a red/purple look to it. I think it is going to look good and complement the brickwork on other nearby buildings.
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#53
Agreed, it is definitely something different!

As a side note, Hall's Lane is tentatively scheduled to re-open on August 31st. Would that mean that all concrete forming would be done by that date?
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#54
I wonder when we will hear about the commercial tenants on the ground floor. That corner has good opportunities, what with the upcoming transit hub, as well as being surrounded by Google, the Tannery, the upcoming development across King from Google, and other offices to the south. But Kaufman is a horrible experience as a pedestrian, from all angles, and while the pedestrian experience at the School of Pharmacy is better, it's still not intended to be used by the general public. Depending on how this building's commercial tenants turn out, and the final pedestrian experience, it'll go a long way towards making this a better area for pedestrians and a welcoming entrance to Kitchener, or if it is done poorly, could cement the corner as an unpleasant location to be avoided, isolating Waterloo and the transit hub a little more from Kitchener.
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#55
(03-02-2015, 07:33 AM)Viewfromthe42 Wrote: I wonder when we will hear about the commercial tenants on the ground floor. That corner has good opportunities, what with the upcoming transit hub, as well as being surrounded by Google, the Tannery, the upcoming development across King from Google, and other offices to the south. But Kaufman is a horrible experience as a pedestrian, from all angles, and while the pedestrian experience at the School of Pharmacy is better, it's still not intended to be used by the general public. Depending on how this building's commercial tenants turn out, and the final pedestrian experience, it'll go a long way towards making this a better area for pedestrians and a welcoming entrance to Kitchener, or if it is done poorly, could cement the corner as an unpleasant location to be avoided, isolating Waterloo and the transit hub a little more from Kitchener.

Good thing there's lots space left on the public right-of-way to allow for pedestrian friendly amenities like benches or trees.  Or maybe we'll be allowed to visit the upper floor amenities spaces in exchange for forfeiting setbacks.
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#56
(03-02-2015, 07:33 AM)Viewfromthe42 Wrote: I wonder when we will hear about the commercial tenants on the ground floor. That corner has good opportunities, what with the upcoming transit hub, as well as being surrounded by Google, the Tannery, the upcoming development across King from Google, and other offices to the south. But Kaufman is a horrible experience as a pedestrian, from all angles, and while the pedestrian experience at the School of Pharmacy is better, it's still not intended to be used by the general public. Depending on how this building's commercial tenants turn out, and the final pedestrian experience, it'll go a long way towards making this a better area for pedestrians and a welcoming entrance to Kitchener, or if it is done poorly, could cement the corner as an unpleasant location to be avoided, isolating Waterloo and the transit hub a little more from Kitchener.

Does anyone know how big the units are?
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#57
http://www.canadiancommercial.ca/LEASE/k...toria.html
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#58
(03-02-2015, 02:43 PM)Lens Wrote: http://www.canadiancommercial.ca/LEASE/k...toria.html

Looking at their other properties, it appears these guys are obsessed with franchise tenants.    Hope they do something different for this location....
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#59
I'd prefer to see those units leased as soon as possible, and major franchises are much more likely to pay the extra fit-up costs associated with new construction. Look at how long we waited to see anything in the Benton parking garage.
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#60
I actually think a few franchise businesses would do Downtown some good. As much as I would rather have mostly independent shops and restaurants, I think a healthy core needs both to do well.
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