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#341 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:56 PM

Fort Street Side are touring all summer with Woss Train Wreck as the opener.


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#342 Rob Randall

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:12 PM

Fort Street Side are five trades guys from Keating X that play Tom Petty covers on weekends.

 

Woss Train Wreck was a quartet of Mt. Doug grade 12s that broke up in 1972 after one year.


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#343 Nparker

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:39 PM

Fort Street Side are touring all summer with Woss Train Wreck as the opener.

Too soon. Give it another week.


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#344 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 02:52 PM

Fort Street side, one day mid last week...  8:48pm

 

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#345 Nparker

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 03:11 PM

Wow when you see it like this, View Towers is even uglier.


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 03:35 PM

^^Maybe we do need a vacant home tax to incentivize renting out VT.   


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 06:29 AM

On this date in 2014 was the View Towers fire. To this date it still is not repaired.
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#348 Nparker

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 07:07 AM

There is something very odd going on with Victoria's ugliest high rise.



#349 shoeflack

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:05 AM

A colleague of mine has a plumber friend working on this building. Apparently there are basically two plumbers going through the entire building one suite at a time. The speculation among the trades is that they are trying to upscale the suites.

 

Evidently speed or time is not of the essence with this project.


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#350 Mike K.

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:14 AM

They could easily get 30% more per unit in this market, and even higher rents once they do a small touch-up to the interiors. My sense is they are waiting for the majority of the building to be vacant before rebranding the suites.

 

That building is still known as Crack Towers. That's bad for business.


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#351 tjv

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 02:42 PM

reconstruction is underway.  Most of last year was asbestos abatement and Farmer has the rebuild contract with an expected completion of late summer

 

it took a long time as there was a lot of discussion between insurance and the building owners.  In the end it won't look much different when it is completed


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#352 Mike K.

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 04:41 PM

Thanks for the update, tjv, and welcome to VV!


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#353 Gary H

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:35 PM

I count 48 empty suites on the Fort St. side - basically the whole lower east corner.

 

 

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#354 Nparker

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:42 PM

Why am I not surprised that View Towers has a lower east side?



#355 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:56 PM

Owner has more money than sense!

 

50 suites empty?  Close to $40,000/month less income.



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 05:40 AM

Believe it or not, the remediation project is just in the final stages of being signed off by the authorities having jurisdiction and the engineers of record.

 

They need that to happen before they can obtain occupancy permits. It's in the works.


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#357 tjv

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 06:14 AM

Owner has more money than sense!

 

50 suites empty?  Close to $40,000/month less income.

Nope, they are paid by the insurance company each month for their loss of revenue from the fire

 

Also I would highly doubt they could have got $800/month for those suites.  Maybe now with the increase in rental prices, but that still seems high


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#358 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 06:43 AM

Nope, they are paid by the insurance company each month for their loss of revenue from the fire

 

Also I would highly doubt they could have got $800/month for those suites.  Maybe now with the increase in rental prices, but that still seems high

 

Oh ya, I mean the new suites.  Not much going for under $1000 around town.



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:08 AM

The reports that I have received say that the interior of the building is quite nice now. 



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:11 AM

The reports that I have received say that the interior of the building is quite nice now. 

 

Too bad about the exterior!


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