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#3981 Rob Randall

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 11:46 AM

What does the name "Biophilia" have to do with furniture?

 

About as much as El Furniture has to do with a restaurant. Which reminds me, I'm opening up an autobody repair shop called Dave's One Hour Drycleaning.


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#3982 Mike K.

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 11:57 AM

They do living walls and funky little (and expensive) planters with tillandsias and such.

http://biophiliacoll...ct/living-walls

http://biophiliacollective.ca/shop


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#3983 SpongeG

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 12:39 PM

the island is getting a second JYSK store, it will be in Duncan and will open in August.

 

JYSK Announces 6 Canadian Stores for 2017
 

 

The new Canadian stores will be in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Manitoba, including the following: 
 
May 2017, Hamilton, ON – South Hamilton Square
 
June 2017, Brossard, QC – Greenfield Park, Mail Carnaval
 
June 2017, Laval, QC – Mega Centre Notre Dame
 
July  2017 — Sherbrooke, QB
 
August 2017 — Duncan, BC, and 
 
October 2017 — Brampton, Shoppers World
 

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#3984 shoeflack

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 12:53 PM

They are going into a space at the Duncan Mall (Winners, SportChek, Staples, etc.). Interesting choice over Cowichan Commons. I guess they didn't need such a large space like the old Rona.



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 01:12 PM

The island is getting a second JYSK store, it will be in Duncan and will open in August...

JYSK "the very poor man's version of IKEA".


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 01:14 PM

What does the name "Biophilia"

 

Is it even legal?


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#3987 Rob Randall

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 01:15 PM

OK, someone needs to set up a quiz; match the business with the product they sell. So you'd have El Furniture, Bois & Cuir, Melt Town and all the other recent head-scratchers.


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#3988 Nparker

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 01:17 PM

Is it even legal?

I suppose it literally only means "lover of life".



#3989 Dietrich

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 01:21 PM

What is Melt Town? Grilled cheese shack? Ice cream shop? Candle store? Drug lab?


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 01:28 PM

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#3991 zoomer

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 09:52 PM

Bois and Cuir is French for wood and leather.. seems logical for a furniture store. Or A chain of S & M fun houses.
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#3992 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 08:53 AM

Price's Locks will be moving into the space on Blanshard (between Fort and View) formerly occupied by the Christian bookstore.



#3993 Nparker

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 09:06 AM

Price's Locks will be moving into the space on Blanshard (between Fort and View) formerly occupied by the Christian bookstore.

To make way for the new development at Fort & Quadra hopefully.  :banana:



#3994 sdwright.vic

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:24 AM

The Langford Rona will be rebranded as a Lowes.

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:02 AM

W Talking with one of the staff, he said that the location will be converting to a Lowe's. Following the Lowe's takeover of Rona last year, they had said that most Rona's would remain branded that way, but I guess the Langford location's number has come up.

 

 

The Langford Rona will be rebranded as a Lowes.

 

Ok



#3996 sdwright.vic

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:11 AM

^so... are you just pointing out that I missed someone else's post? If so, gee thanks! I guess?
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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:21 AM

No was just pointing out that it was announced some time ago and that you probably were unaware of that



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:48 AM

Ingledew's Shoes @ Hillside Mall will be closing by early July; the entire chain of 6 store (5 in Vancouver + Hillside Mall) is liquidating. 

 

It's well known that at least two other retail chains in that same mall corridor - Tip Top Tailors and Sears Canada - are both in serious trouble (the former is currently in creditor protection).



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 08:43 AM

I think if Sears goes under we could get a Simons.
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Posted 08 May 2017 - 08:57 AM

Ingledew's Shoes @ Hillside Mall will be closing by early July; the entire chain of 6 store (5 in Vancouver + Hillside Mall) is liquidating. 

 

It's well known that at least two other retail chains in that same mall corridor - Tip Top Tailors and Sears Canada - are both in serious trouble (the former is currently in creditor protection).

 

Damn, they're one of the better shoe stores in town the only shop that gets me out of town into the malls.  Town hasn't been doing great on the shopping front either.  It feels more and more like I just need to stock up on the odd times I find myself in Vancouver.


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