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357 King St East
10-30-2016, 01:28 PM
Still, it seems surprising that it's worthwhile to demolish a building only to build a new one that's the same size.
11-01-2016, 10:58 AM
(10-26-2016, 09:14 PM)tomh009 Wrote: Here are the actual current conditions, now that they have started stripping off the siding -- that checkerboard colouring has to be more than 50 years old, it was already hidden in the 1970s.
Was that the location of the old Checkerboard restaurant? If so I could swear I remember that checkered front into the mid or late 80s?
11-01-2016, 11:04 AM
My recollection is that it was already Metro Karges Appliances in the later 1970s, but then my memory isn't anything to write home about!
11-01-2016, 11:23 AM
Is the Checkerboard not still alive and kicking and exactly where it's always been?
11-11-2016, 09:09 PM
Article on some of the buildings history and demolition.
11-12-2016, 09:39 PM
(11-11-2016, 09:09 PM)rangersfan Wrote: Article on some of the buildings history and demolition.
Thanks! I guess this explains the red-and-white chequered paint:
Quote:Before that the building was the home for Daly's Grocery. Leo Daly opened the store in 1935 as a Red and White, a chain backed by National Grocers.
01-15-2017, 08:06 PM
First bits of steel poking up:
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
Holy crap. I haven't been by here in a couple of months; I used to bike by it almost every day in the summer. I had no idea that whole building had been demolished! I'll have to detour out this way tomorrow on my way to work and have a look.
When's this one scheduled to wrap up?
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01-16-2017, 10:22 AM
Is this the site at King and Cedar where they kept the basement of the original building?
02-08-2017, 03:33 PM
This is at King and Cedar right across from Nova Era bakery. I shudder at what living near that place would do to my waist line.
Update from today:
02-08-2017, 03:40 PM
I was expecting something much larger for that spot. Totally underwhelmed.
02-08-2017, 04:13 PM
(02-08-2017, 03:40 PM)jgsz Wrote: I was expecting something much larger for that spot. Totally underwhelmed.
The building permit was for a footprint identical to the original building, so this should not be a surprise.
(02-08-2017, 03:33 PM)jamincan Wrote: This is at King and Cedar right across from Nova Era bakery. I shudder at what living near that place would do to my waist line.
Indeed ... Portugese pastries are excellent!
02-08-2017, 07:09 PM
I just assumed/hoped that this was going to be a temporary sales office/presentation suite for the developments happening in the adjacent property? Is this a possibility?
02-08-2017, 07:24 PM
I think in that scenario they would have used the existing building rather than reconstructing it. But of course I am only guessing ...
02-08-2017, 08:52 PM
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