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Poll: Best mall in Greater Victoria (39 member(s) have cast votes)

Best mall in Greater Victoria

  1. Westshore Town Centre (Can West Mall) (6 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

  2. Hillside Centre (23 votes [25.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.56%

  3. Mayfair Shopping Centre (32 votes [35.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.56%

  4. Bay Centre (Downtown) (26 votes [28.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.89%

  5. Tillicum Centre (2 votes [2.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.22%

  6. University Heights Shopping Centre (1 votes [1.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.11%

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#301 LocalMom

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 04:36 PM

Has anyone else heard the rumor that the new Douglas Street entrance to Mayfair is dedicated to do something with Amazon? I was told very matter-a-factly today by two different people this... and it confused the hell out of me.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 04:39 PM

Has anyone else heard the rumor that the new Douglas Street entrance to Mayfair is dedicated to do something with Amazon? I was told very matter-a-factly today by two different people this... and it confused the hell out of me.

 

The Douglas/Finlayson corner, or mid-block on Douglas? I think the corner is where the new Indigo (Chapters) is going.



#303 G-Man

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:09 PM

Oh maybe an Amazon Go store! https://www.amazon.c...ode=16008589011


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#304 Bingo

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 08:04 AM

Aging shopping centres, built decades ago as beacons of fashion and free parking on the suburban fringe, are gradually becoming relics on a sea of inner-city asphalt.

But rather than tinker at the margins to squeeze the last nickels out of old stores, some retailers are doing something dramatic with their biggest asset: land.

In what some call "retrofitting suburbia," fading food and department stores are reinventing their huge urban properties by filling them up with residential, office and retail space.

And with Sears Canada closing dozens of department stores, new opportunities in these "mixed-use" developments now abound.

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...pment-1.4480936

 



#305 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 08:10 AM

So what's next for the Hillside Sears space?  I'm not reading many stories about other big retailers snapping up the space in other parts of the country.

 

However, could it become a Costco?  Walmart?  


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#306 dasmo

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 08:11 AM

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#307 sdwright.vic

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 11:14 AM

Two story Costco? Do those exist?
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#308 lanforod

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 11:17 AM

I assume they’d take out the second floor. I don’t think there is near enough parking for Costco there.

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 11:24 AM

indoor go-karts and paintball?



#310 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 11:26 AM

You know, with battery advances, I wonder if indoor go-carts are more economical than ever.

 

EDIT:  Vancouver, $19 per race or less.

 

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Edited by VicHockeyFan, 20 January 2018 - 11:34 AM.

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#311 Midnightly

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 06:32 PM

i've heard people speculate.. home depot moving there(but would that be a conflict with canadian tire?), cabelas, bass pro fishing store as ideas of what could move in there.. it can't be a grocery store (i do remember hearing thriftys wants more space but not sure they would want to move to the back of the mall or a space that large) people want an ikea but ikea will never come back to the island, i think it's too small for a costco (the current one is already on the small side compared to the average costco)

 

i think it would be great for some sort of activity to move in there.. like a bowling alley (there currently isn't one in town)



#312 Nparker

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 06:47 PM

...i think it would be great for some sort of activity to move in there.. like a bowling alley...

A multiplex, especially if the one at University Heights won't be around too much longer. 



#313 sdwright.vic

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 08:35 AM

Was talking to a Costco manager yesterday. Costco requires piece of land 16 acres in sizes.

Didn't the existing bowling alley need to be saved from bankruptcy? Everyone always wants a bowling alley but no one seems to GO bowling?

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#314 Rob Randall

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 08:51 AM

Didn't the existing bowling alley need to be saved from bankruptcy? Every one always wants a bowlung alley but no one seems to GO bowling?

 

At the time of demolition the manager insisted business was good. Superstore bought the property but I don't know who they bought it from, if the bowling alley was the owner or if they were just leasing it from another owner.

 

Costco is pretty big when you consider the gas station, propane station, tire centre, seasonal garden centre etc.


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#315 tjv

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 09:12 AM

Yes I don't think Costco could ever fit at the former Sears.  They really have only one choice and that's on the peninsula.  I want a 2nd Costco but I'm afraid if its too near my house I am going to be 400 lbs with daily food court visits

 

The Langford site is 13.86 acres


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#316 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 09:16 AM

At the time of demolition the manager insisted business was good. Superstore bought the property but I don't know who they bought it from, if the bowling alley was the owner or if they were just leasing it from another owner.

 

The bowling alley was the property owner, I'm friends with the owner's son.


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#317 Mike K.

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 09:46 AM

Downtown Vancouver's Costco must be far below 16-acres.
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#318 sdwright.vic

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 10:07 AM

^it has a parking garage though... so how many acres when you take into consideration each level of parking?

Edited by sdwright.vic, 21 January 2018 - 10:08 AM.

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#319 Mike K.

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 10:14 AM

The store itself is 127k square feet, or 2.9-acres. Even if its two levels of parking were also 2.9-acres that’s less than 9-acres.

A typical Costco is 140k square feet or 3.2 acres.

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#320 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 10:16 AM

Look, there is no room for Costco to go anywhere else, except the Peninsula, and that's even iffy, and not all that populated.  Look at Peninsula Co-op, never been able to expand.

 

They might look at Sears and say "this is the only place left, let's make it work".

 

And the Hillside Mall owner might also say, cor blimey, we need something, let's make a deal.

 

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Edited by VicHockeyFan, 21 January 2018 - 10:25 AM.

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