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165 King West | 3 fl | U/C
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Work has begun on renovating the former Budds store in Downtown.

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/kitch...-1.4129614
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#2
Two restaurants on the main floor (no mention of anything for the basement). At what point does Downtown hit "peak eatery", I wonder? I think five or six new places have opened just since the beginning of the year.
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(05-24-2017, 09:36 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Two restaurants on the main floor (no mention of anything for the basement).  At what point does Downtown hit "peak eatery", I wonder?  I think five or six new places have opened just since the beginning of the year.

My young grasshopper. There is no such thing as too many restaurants. Food is of the essence.
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#4
And it's one of the few storefront businesses that can't be replaced by an online competitor.
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(05-24-2017, 07:00 PM)rangersfan Wrote: Work has begun on renovating the former Budds store in Downtown.
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/kitch...-1.4129614

And there is now visible activity.

The 1970s (?) brick facade is coming down at the street level:
   

Interior looks pretty promising, in all its unfinished glory:
   

Waiting to see what's under the faux brick on the second floor.  I have no idea what this building used to look like!
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#6
Faux brick? Is that not the original cladding?
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#7
[Image: B822152837Z.1_20151016093414_000_GMN1IIF...allery.jpg]
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#8
Wait, this building had a third storey that was demolished?
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#9
Very surprising. Cool picture though.
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(05-30-2017, 10:41 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Faux brick?  Is that not the original cladding?

I doubt it.  Look at the top right of the photo, and you can see the "brick" next to the window has a smooth curve.  I don't think real brick does this -- this looks like some kind of vinyl (or similar) covering that is simulating brick.

That's not to say there isn't real brick underneath.
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