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#21 Caramia

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 06:53 PM

Did anyone get one of those classic Holiday Court T-Shirts that were for sale at Old Nick's on Johnson? I wonder if they still have them?
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#22 AnonAnnie2

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 06:53 AM

Burned Holiday Court Motel site to be redeveloped


.............the fire will not slow down the redevelopment planned by property owner Andrew Sheret Holdings Ltd."It won't affect us at all," said Brian Findlay, president of the Victoria-based bath and kitchen retailer, which for years has planned to demolish the derelict building at 740 Hillside Ave. to make room for a new showroom.
The destruction of the motel, once famous for the brazen drug deals, prostitution and acts of violence carried on behind its walls, might have been complete had more than a dozen firefighters from the Victoria Fire Department not tackled the smouldering fire by mid-morning Sunday.
The building sustained at least $110,000 of damage but is still structurally sound, said Myles Anderson, Victoria's chief fire prevention officer.

#23 D.L.

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:16 AM

May not slow down plans, but will it speed them up???

#24 aastra

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:20 AM

Whatever happens with the motel site, I just hope the storefront is a lot better than the one on Long & McQuade's building.

I can't help but wonder what will happen with the Bay & Douglas area. Sheret will be moving eventually, the situation with Traveller's Inn is unclear at best...

#25 spanky123

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 11:15 AM

Although my information is 3rd hand, I understand that development of the site is a few years away at best.

#26 Mike K.

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 11:27 AM

I have a feeling A Sheret will have surface parking fronting onto Douglas.

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#27 G-Man

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 11:37 AM

What a huge mistake that would be. It would be great if they could at least put the parking in back and also be nice if they could throw in a couple of floors of office above the store to narrow the perspective of that street a bit. Of course thinking that they would build with no or little setback kind of like Volvo did.

#28 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 06:15 AM



#29 victorian fan

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 07:54 AM

Rite? in City

#30 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 04:21 AM

Plans are at City Hall, staff recommends approval.

8 stories.

Commercial on the ground, offices up.

2 levels of underground parking.

#31 G-Man

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 06:19 AM

Is the building set back? If not this will be a great addition to the area!

#32 aastra

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:28 AM

As long as there are windows on the ground floor along Hillside. Not another security-first frontage like Long & McQuade's, please.

#33 Mike K.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 03:46 PM

A new thread has been created for this project at: http://vibrantvictor...read.php?t=4575

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