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General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours
(05-17-2017, 03:14 PM)GtwoK Wrote:
(05-17-2017, 02:42 PM)creative Wrote: I heard it was from a very reliable source.

Hey now, I'm not claiming to to have any, uh... Insider information. I'm as speculative as you guys are! Panamaniac seems to be picking up the same hints though...

Insider has now been vindicated, no?
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I believe so, it's unfortunate but I haven't see any activity from Insider in a long while, I always found their posts informative.
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Maybe they got tired of our impatient teasing.
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And you have firm confirmation now !!

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/732...ure-store/
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(05-18-2017, 05:46 AM)Rainrider22 Wrote: And you have firm confirmation now !!

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/732...ure-store/

Happy to see them growing so much.  I wonder if there would be some way to connect the buildings.  Having them side by side with no connection seems like a waste.
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(05-12-2017, 02:33 PM)nms Wrote: It looks like the Victoria/Westmount medical campus will be getting a big upgrade.  As I passed by there was a "Coming Soon" sign that showed a mixed-use project with (I believe) medical offices on the main floor and residential above for at least two or three stories.

I think this is just on the former Taco Bell property:
   
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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Some work being done on the old Schlichter's property on Queen:
   
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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(05-21-2017, 09:38 AM)Pheidippides Wrote:
(05-12-2017, 02:33 PM)nms Wrote: It looks like the Victoria/Westmount medical campus will be getting a big upgrade.  As I passed by there was a "Coming Soon" sign that showed a mixed-use project with (I believe) medical offices on the main floor and residential above for at least two or three stories.

I think this is just on the former Taco Bell property:

I think it is to but I don't know for sure. According to this website the developer owns both properties. http://www.profunds.ca/invest-westmount.html
http://www.profunds.ca/invest-kitchener.html
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(05-22-2017, 05:00 AM)TMKM94 Wrote:
(05-21-2017, 09:38 AM)Pheidippides Wrote: I think this is just on the former Taco Bell property:

I think it is to but I don't know for sure. According to this website the developer owns both properties. http://www.profunds.ca/invest-westmount.html
http://www.profunds.ca/invest-kitchener.html

I only said that because based on the billboard's render it looks like the driveway entrance to Angel's.


Does the billboard on the Victoria side show a different render?
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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From the investor info sheet linked on the Profunds page:

[Image: UsYSmmu.png]
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(05-19-2017, 09:35 AM)Spokes Wrote:
(05-18-2017, 05:46 AM)Rainrider22 Wrote: And you have firm confirmation now !!

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/732...ure-store/

Happy to see them growing so much.  I wonder if there would be some way to connect the buildings.  Having them side by side with no connection seems like a waste.

I am thinking it is significantly cheaper for individuals to put on a coat and go outside for a fresh 20 metre air break. Thalmic likely will need a larger space over the next 3-5 years and so newer digs might mean they would sell the first smaller building.
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Not really news but I just came across the sales brochure for Trinity United Church property and it lists a bid submission deadline by April 5, 2017.

I wonder how much interest this property garnered, it's a fantastic location.

http://www.collierscanada.com/21367
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(05-21-2017, 10:43 AM)Pheidippides Wrote: Some work being done on the old Schlichter's property on Queen:

Not sure how much is known about this development yet, but I found out today that the upper floor(s?) — the side facing Queen — is being split into 2 startup offices. I can't name the one, as it's not 100% finalized yet, but if all goes well they should be looking at a September move in date.
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I hope someone will post pics of the upcoming conversion of Goudies Lane into a pedestrian patio. There are a number of spots Downtown that could, someday, benefit from similar treatment, istm. If it's a success, it would be great to see the hours extended to evenings and Saturdays.
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(05-29-2017, 10:21 AM)panamaniac Wrote: I hope someone will post pics of the upcoming conversion of Goudies Lane into a pedestrian patio.  There are a number of spots Downtown that could, someday, benefit from similar treatment, istm.  If it's a success, it would be great to see the hours extended to evenings and Saturdays.

The 9-5 hours are a real head-scratcher for me. Isn't that one of the problems with downtown Kitchener, that everyone rolls up the carpet and heads home at 5 o'clock? I like the idea in general, but unless it's for dinner hours or weekends, I'm never going to make use of it.
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