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Mayfair Shopping Centre
Use: commercial
Address: 3147 Douglas Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 3
Mayfair Shopping Centre will grow by 100,000 square feet as part of a high-profile expansion and renovation pr... (view full profile)
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[Victoria] Mayfair Shopping Centre | Built in 1963 | Expansion completed in 2018


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#81 aastra

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 09:54 PM

No bull, I tie a string around the door handle when I enter and then use it to retrace my steps when I leave. Call me a cretin but it works. I just wish we could prevent this thread from getting lost.


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#82 amor de cosmos

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 05:25 AM

maybe they'll install LEDs in the floor to help people find their way around

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#83 LJ

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 07:37 PM

Or put colored lines on the floor like in a hospital.


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#84 johnk

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 11:52 AM

Or put colored lines on the floor like in a hospital.


Or in a crosswalk.

#85 Mike K.

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 10:36 AM

New details have been released today, along with some renderings of the interior.

 

Most notable is the price tag for the current expansion, $72 million, the square footage increase of 100,000 square feet and a completion date of 2018. PCL is indeed the contractor as was surmised earlier in this thread.

 

Updated story: http://victoria.citi...plans-revealed/

 

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#86 aastra

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 10:42 AM

For a mall that's not a bad face to the street.



#87 Nparker

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 10:57 AM

Both an Urban Behaviour and an Urbano - that's quite the coup. Hopefully they can persuade Urban Outfitters and Urban Planet to join the mix. Also, based on the size of the HMV store in the rendering it would appear to be single-handedly reviving the physical recorded music industry. Take that digital downloads!

Glad to see at least one "Signage" store is slated for the redevelopment as well.



#88 aastra

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 11:03 AM

You have something against Urban Barn?



#89 Nparker

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 11:38 AM

You have something against Urban Barn?

I assumed with their location at Uptown they wouldn't want to open so close at Mayfair.  :P



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Posted 23 August 2016 - 12:00 PM

I would bet a Saks Off Fifth to compliment HBC.
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#91 Gary H

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 12:28 PM

... Also, based on the size of the HMV store in the rendering it would appear to be single-handedly reviving the physical recorded music industry. Take that digital downloads!

...

 

Based on the rendering outside the HMV store, this expansion is clearly going to improve sales.  Just about every 3D shopper has multiple bags of purchases.  The guy with the headphones has no less than four.   :lol:

 

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 01:25 PM

Construction trailers are being moved onsite today.


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#93 Mike K.

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 02:11 PM

Yeah, they're not wasting any time whatsoever here.


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Posted 23 August 2016 - 03:02 PM

I wonder who their large-format retailers will be?  Zara (lower end) and Holt Renfrew (higher end)?

Hopefully this Bay location will finally remodel... stepping into their store at Mayfair is like stepping into a time warp back to 1984. :)


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#95 jonny

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 03:10 PM

I can’t imagine the Bay location not being renovated. It’s a mess.  

 

A J Crew, one of those fancy big London Drugs and a somewhat decent chain restaurant like an Earl’s or Chili’s and I’ll be happy. Please no more banks.  

 

I must admit, this is a pretty surprising expansion. The change in the retail landscape of Greater Victoria from now to ten years ago is pretty amazing.


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#96 aastra

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 03:15 PM

I'd say it's a way overdue expansion, but Uptown got in the way.



#97 jonny

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 03:18 PM

Yeah, you’re probably right. I guess it’s just kind of amazing that Uptown was built, Hillside Mall was expanded and now Mayfair Mall is expanding all in short order.

 

I mean, Uptown and Hillside aren’t even full. There are valid reasons for that, but still.



#98 AllseeingEye

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 03:25 PM

Yeah, you’re probably right. I guess it’s just kind of amazing that Uptown was built, Hillside Mall was expanded and now Mayfair Mall is expanding all in short order.

 

I mean, Uptown and Hillsip de aren’t even full. There are valid reasons for that, but still.

Interesting to note though since the opening of Brown's Social House @ Uptown how much busier it seems to be; our teen works p/t at the Zennkai Salon just along from Brown's on the second level of the complex. This is directly across from where the new rental tower will go and I can tell you its crazy busy there no matter what time or day I go to pick her up. Lots of activity and energy. One can only imagine what it'll be like once a couple of hundred residents move into the new development.....



#99 Nparker

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 03:36 PM

Uptown was crying out for an actual sit-down restaurant. I am not surprised it has proven to be popular. I think it could support another, but probably not until the residential component is complete.



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Posted 23 August 2016 - 03:39 PM

One can only imagine what it'll be like once a couple of hundred residents move into the new development.....

 

Not noticeably busier.  You need tens of thousands in your catchment area.


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