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Uses: condo, commercial
Address: Store Street at Pandora Avenue
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 7
Condo units: 122 (studio/bachelor, loft, 2BR)
Sales status: resales only
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[Downtown Victoria] Janion Building redevelopment | 7-storeys | Built/renovated - completed in 2016

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#2541 Jackerbie

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 10:06 AM

Good question. There always seems to be a reason. Too this, too that...

 

Both Arbutus and Oak trees can grow quite tall, up to 30 m, which would certainly block views of the Sooke Foothills. The landscape plan would never be approved!


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#2542 aastra

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 11:01 AM

Victorians love their green spaces, as long as they don't contain any local plants or species or otherwise resemble any natural green space that you'd find on southern Vancouver Island.


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#2543 aastra

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 11:11 AM

 

The landscape plan would never be approved!

 

It's true but it makes me wonder why even a singular plot can't ever be set aside for an arbutus or oak, for the express purpose of allowing it to grow tall and become a prominent/defining element in whatever space we're talking about. I'm not picking on this Janion square so much as new developments in general, and in particular supposed "green space" developments (like the Wharf Street parking lot plan).



#2544 SimonH

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 01:01 PM

And here are a few from today.  There are a lot of round LED lights in the plaza pavers aimed skywards.  I imagine they'll be used to light up the trees, should look great.   :thumbsup:

 

Also, is it just me or are those new signage letters on the Swan Pub looking super tacky?  Reminds me of the WAFFLE HOUSE roadside dinner signage.  I included a pic of what it used to look like.   :mellow:

 

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Hi Gary fully agree about the signage at Swan Pub. Strangely from the inside you can not see the lettering, they just look like window shades. I found this out last night as I quaffed a couple of excellent pints of Fernie IPA.



#2545 Comoxer

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 01:08 PM

Have we determined who the retailer will be that has leased one of the plaza storefronts?

 

Haven't heard a peep. Seems to be a very well-kept secret thus far.



#2546 MarkoJ

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 01:04 PM

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#2547 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 01:06 PM

No. Nor does City Council.

#2548 Hotel Mike

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 04:23 PM

I have a sneaking suspicion that Panagopolous Pizza may be the company that has leased the space in the Janion.


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Don't be so sure.:cool:

#2549 Kungsberg

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 07:13 PM

If Marko does get wind of this, maybe he can explain why there seems to be a slice of cold pizza on the "staged" dining table?

 

 

Are you questioning my marketing tactics? :)

 

You want to sell people on a lifestyle, you know like if a house has a hot tub your throw a bikini close by along with a few empty beer bottles.

 

 

I have a sneaking suspicion that Panagopolous Pizza may be the company that has leased the space in the Janion.

 

That's a good fit.  Someone has to supply all those who succumbed to Marko's marketing tactics   :thumbsup:


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#2550 Mike K.

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 01:08 AM

I have a sneaking suspicion that Panagopolous Pizza may be the company that has leased the space in the Janion.


Interesting. Any further info in that regard?

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#2551 Hotel Mike

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 03:30 PM

Well I confess how I got my hunch Mike...a little detective work. I was walking around there several weeks ago and there were a couple of dudes inside doing some work in the interior. One of them was wearing a Panagopolous shirt. The company name was written on the back, so it's unlikely a giveaway type of tee shirt or something. The dudes were quite far away from the window, so probably never even thought about someone spying them. What do you think? A plausible conclusion?


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#2552 sdwright.vic

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 03:53 PM

I am afraid.... when I Google Panagopolous Pizza, all I get in Panago.... please say no.

Edited by sdwright.vic, 28 September 2017 - 12:58 PM.

Predictive text and a tiny keyboard are not my friends!

#2553 Nostalgic Victoria

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 12:34 PM

I am afraid.... when I Google Panagopolous Pizza, all I get in Panafo.... please say no.

 

I'd prefer to use Yahoo! as my search engine because I'm not crazy about Google or how it operates.

 

That said, if Panago is opening up in the Janion, that'd be cool to have around when you want that pizza fix and you're close by.



#2554 perceptionchangeseverything

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 01:02 PM

Well I confess how I got my hunch Mike...a little detective work. I was walking around there several weeks ago and there were a couple of dudes inside doing some work in the interior. One of them was wearing a Panagopolous shirt. The company name was written on the back, so it's unlikely a giveaway type of tee shirt or something. The dudes were quite far away from the window, so probably never even thought about someone spying them. What do you think? A plausible conclusion?

 

If the guys that you saw were working on the brick, then they work for a local masonry company.



#2555 Rob Randall

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 02:33 PM

One of them was wearing a Panagopolous shirt. 

 

 

If the guys that you saw were working on the brick, then they work for a local masonry company.

 

Panagopoulos literally wrote the book on seismic forces on brick buildings!


Edited by Rob Randall, 28 September 2017 - 02:34 PM.

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#2556 aastra

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 02:54 PM

Victoria isn't as populous as a metropolis so the research of Panagopoulos is therefore not apropolos.


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#2557 Hotel Mike

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 04:00 PM

Okay. Don't all get your taste buds worked up just in case my hunch is wrong.


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#2558 jonny

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 05:46 PM

I was told that they have offers on all of the retail spaces and are in the midst of negotiations.


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