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Mayfair Shopping Centre
Use: commercial
Address: 3147 Douglas Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 3
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[Victoria] Mayfair Shopping Centre | Built in 1963 | Expansion completed in 2018


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#561 vortoozo

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 09:31 PM

We are Victoria, Sak's and Nordstrom's aren't gonna come, Simpsons is our only real immediate hope is years away.

 

Do you mean Simons? I visited the Park Royal location a couple weeks ago and was quite impressed. Didn't go in expecting to buy anything, but left with a couple hundred dollars worth of merchandise ... then went back the next day for something else that had caught my eye.


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#562 sdwright.vic

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 06:11 AM

^ Yes, I meant Simons.
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#563 Mattjvd

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 08:28 AM

it just means 4w drive. the duallys are not all drive.


Then shouldn't it be 4x6?

#564 Bob Fugger

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 08:32 AM

Medusa-like tendrils that reach out under their own power...

 

You misspelled spandrels.



#565 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 02:34 PM

Starbucks has opened at Indigo Books in Mayfair Mall.

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 09:28 AM

Is there already a TD at Mayfair? Based on their sign variance application, there's a TD Bank located in the new unit behind the future restaurant.

 

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#567 Bob Fugger

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 09:29 AM

There is not.  There is one very close by, though, in the same strip mall plaza that's home to Save On Foods and Tim Horton's. 



#568 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 11:31 AM

mayfair has asked for some variances for oversized signs.   "mayfair" "sport chek" and a couple other ones i forget.


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 07:39 AM

mayfair has asked for some variances for oversized signs.   "mayfair" "sport chek" and a couple other ones i forget.

 

It's for the anchors. So Mayfair, Sport Chek, Indigo, and Indigo Kids. The plans also show TD Bank's signage but I don't think they need a variance for that one, it's just there for context. 

 

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:18 AM

A couple small renovations coming. LUSH is going in at N104 across from Aritzia, and Pandora will be moving to N110 beside Aritzia.



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Posted 05 April 2019 - 06:23 AM

Has anybody adjusted their shopping habits in order to specifically shop at Mayfair because of the renovations?

I went to Indigo and surrounds recently, wasn't at all impressed, and won't be going back (despite being a huge Chapters customer when they were downtown).

 

Talk about much ado (and time, and money spent) about nothing, the renos are a huge yawn.

 

Indigo isn't a book store as much as it's a junk and trinket shop.


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 06:50 AM

I thought I'd prefer Indigo at Mayfair to Downtown because of parking but I've found myself going to Bolens more. I used to just stay on the 4 until the stop in front of Chapters but now I have to get off the 4, take something that goes to Mayfair (which seem to enjoy showing up in groups of 2 or 3 then nothing for 10 minutes), get off at Mayfair, wait for the 30/31 at Mayfair. Or I can walk to Bolens from Camosun and take the 4 downtown. I guess once school is out Mayfair will be good since it's a closer bus ride (and Bolens would require a transfer) but for most the year Bolens is now much easier for me.


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#573 Brantastic

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 07:17 AM

No. The renos have proven underwhelming, and added nothing really new other than Indigo and Sportchek, the latter of which I have no reason to shop at. I like the new Indigo, but would have preferred it stay downtown, since I'm there every other day and the 6 ended right in front of it. It's less accessible to me at Mayfair (take the 6, then a bit of a walk). I'd prefer to shop at Russel's or Munro's anyways.


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#574 Cassidy

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 07:53 AM

Indigo's book selection is abysmal, perhaps 1/4 of what was available at Chapters downtown.

Russell, Bolen, and Munro's all easily outdo Indigo in terms of quality of the inventory, and the overall number of books on the shelves.

 

I think it's a stretch (if not a bit of a porky) to call the Mayfair Indigo a "bookstore" when wall to wall it looks more like a Dollar Store.



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Posted 05 April 2019 - 08:00 AM

Indigo's book selection is abysmal, perhaps 1/4 of what was available at Chapters downtown.

Russell, Bolen, and Munro's all easily outdo Indigo in terms of quality of the inventory, and the overall number of books on the shelves.

 

I think it's a stretch (if not a bit of a porky) to call the Mayfair Indigo a "bookstore" when wall to wall it looks more like a Dollar Store.

 

Chapters was the old model, Indigo is the new business model. Much less stock on hand, but a huge selection online with free shipping to the store for you to pick up (and browse some more, they hope). They have decided their competition is Amazon, not brick-and-mortar bookstores.

 

So yes, less of a bookstore and more of a magazine rack.


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#576 Nparker

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 08:04 AM

I am so much less inclined to make an impulse purchase online than I am in a brick & mortar store. Bolen's and Munro's will likely get most of my literary dollars.



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Posted 05 April 2019 - 08:09 AM

Indigo's business model is seriously flawed.

 

Why would I order a book for $29.95 from Indigo, and then have to drive down to Mayfair to pick it up ... when I could order the same book for $29.95 from Amazon Prime, and have it delivered directly to the front door of my house 2 days later?

 

Indigo have shot themselves in the foot, as do all businesses who misunderstand why customers use Amazon Prime in the first place  (so they don't have to drive anywhere, and they don't have to wait - in short, maximum convenience).

 

And if I really want the book "tonight" (which i sometimes do) ... I'll drive not to Indigo (because it's highly likely not to be in stock) ... but to Bolen books, where I'll pay $29.95 for the same book from stock and get it "right now".


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 08:29 AM

Indigo's business model is seriously flawed.

 

Why would I order a book for $29.95 from Indigo, and then have to drive down to Mayfair to pick it up ... when I could order the same book for $29.95 from Amazon Prime, and have it delivered directly to the front door of my house 2 days later?

 

Indigo have shot themselves in the foot, as do all businesses who misunderstand why customers use Amazon Prime in the first place  (so they don't have to drive anywhere, and they don't have to wait - in short, maximum convenience).

 

And if I really want the book "tonight" (which i sometimes do) ... I'll drive not to Indigo (because it's highly likely not to be in stock) ... but to Bolen books, where I'll pay $29.95 for the same book from stock and get it "right now".

 

It depends on circumstance. I've ordered from Indigo a number of times, because I know that an Amazon delivery will arrive while I am at work and I'll come home to a "missed delivery" notice on my apartment mailbox with instructions to go to a post office the following day. On the other hand, there is an Indigo next door to my workplace, and when I lived in Montreal there was an Indigo a block away from the metro station I used daily.

 

Their model certainly doesn't work for all people all the time, but the business appears to be healthy so it must be working for some. A variety of options is a good thing, and I would still much rather peruse the stacks at Russell or Bolen than click through a website.



#579 RFS

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 08:34 AM

Cassidy, you aren't their target demo. My wife loves indigo and has already spent more there than she ever did at chapters downtown. I think generally it's a store for women. That said, the reno isnt all that exciting, but the mall was getting a little dated and needed some love.

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 08:38 AM


I think it's a stretch (if not a bit of a porky) to call the Mayfair Indigo a "bookstore" when wall to wall it looks more like a Dollar Store.


And Best Buy used to be full of CDs and DVDs, what's your point?

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