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#241 aastra

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 06:31 PM

Seriously, I would love to see a modern building like this in Victoria. Strong vertical lines and the suggestion of double-height levels for a legit "old town" feel, and beautiful orange terra-cotta tiles on the exterior. Methinks this is the sort of stuff that could help Douglas Street reclaim some of its former glory.

 

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More info about the cladding itself:

http://bostonvalley....00-17th-street/ | Close-up of the tiles

 

The actual building is 1200 17th Street in D.C. | gallery |

 

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pic from http://buildingwithp...ojects-winners/


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#242 aastra

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 06:44 PM

Dare I say it, but a 5- or 6-story version of same might even work deeper within the old town, for example at Northern Junk or on the parking lot on Fort kitty-corner from the Temple Building. Or maybe even (gasp) on one of the Wharf Street parking lots.

 

But aastra, orange terra-cotta doesn't belong in the old town near the Temple Building!



#243 Cassidy

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:46 PM

 

 

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Hey now!  That's the other in-call escort agency in town, you do not want them to tear that down.  That'll just drive up prices at the remaining one due to decreased competition.  That's bad for the consumer.

 

The Mint is now a brothel?

... or is it the perigee place?

 

I'm terribly uninformed on this location as a brothel I'm afraid!



#244 sdwright.vic

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:37 PM

The Mint "for lunch" upstairs portion is now the brothel.
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#245 aastra

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:44 PM

If that awful little building at Pandora and Broad ever gets redeveloped it could be a great opportunity to spiffy up that space in the center of the block. This pic from vintageairphotos.com shows how cool it could be. A truly unique urban space.

 

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#246 Cassidy

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:56 PM

The Mint "for lunch" upstairs portion is now the brothel.

Ahhh, didn't know that.

 

I preferred Mint for Lunch's "Curry Bowl" when they were open, but I suppose there are a few downtown "types" who prefer the new menu.


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#247 Nparker

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:33 PM

In the era of Craigslist where pretty much anything can be had for free, I am wondering how a brother stays in business.



#248 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:37 PM

The Mint "for lunch" upstairs portion is now the brothel.

 

I'm not sure it is, unless it expanded.  It's been going on for far longer than just since "For Lunch" closed.  I've never been, so I do not know the set-up, but I know the door into it.



#249 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:38 PM

In the era of Craigslist where pretty much anything can be had for free, I am wondering how a brother stays in business.

 

I think it's like anything, you pay extra for quality, rather than the randomness of CL.  There are websites that rate specific call-girls so you can hear others' experiences before you book.



#250 Nparker

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:55 PM

I suppose I just like a bargain.


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#251 Mike K.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:08 PM

That brothel on that block has been in that location for a very long time.


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#252 sdwright.vic

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:56 PM

I think it's like anything, you pay extra for quality, rather than the randomness of CL. There are websites that rate specific call-girls so you can hear others' experiences before you book.


This sounds more like speaking from experience, No?
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#253 Rob Randall

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:27 PM

I am wondering how a brother stays in business.


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