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Shopping Malls in Victoria and beyond


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Poll: Best mall in Greater Victoria (30 member(s) have cast votes)

Best mall in Greater Victoria

  1. Westshore Town Centre (Can West Mall) (4 votes [4.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.94%

  2. Hillside Centre (20 votes [24.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.69%

  3. Mayfair Shopping Centre (30 votes [37.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.04%

  4. Bay Centre (Downtown) (24 votes [29.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.63%

  5. Tillicum Centre (2 votes [2.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.47%

  6. University Heights Shopping Centre (1 votes [1.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.23%

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#361 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 06:31 AM

Costco has run the numbers and they want a second store in Victoria. The Langford location also serves a big portion of the Cowichan Valley which it would continue to serve with a more Victoria-focused location on the peninsula.

 

Believe it or not the drive from Duncan to Langford's Costco takes less time than the drive to the Nanaimo store.

 

Is there a new Costco coming to Nanaimo?


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#362 Mike K.

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 06:37 AM

Haven’t heard about any plans.

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#363 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 06:55 AM

http://nationalpost....owntown-seattle

 

Amazon opens a store without checkouts in downtown Seattle The store allows shoppers to scan their smartphone with the Amazon Go app at a turnstile, pick out the items they want and leave
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#364 spanky123

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:37 AM

 

http://nationalpost....owntown-seattle

 

Amazon opens a store without checkouts in downtown Seattle The store allows shoppers to scan their smartphone with the Amazon Go app at a turnstile, pick out the items they want and leave

 

 

The store is in their headquarters so only Amazon staff get to use.



#365 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:48 AM

The store is in their headquarters so only Amazon staff get to use.

 

No, no, that was the prototype.  This one is for the public too.

 

https://www.npr.org/...s-to-the-public


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#366 mbjj

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:13 AM

Maybe no place needs another Costco

 

https://www.sfgate.c...ub-12511119.php



#367 lanforod

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:17 AM

Costco is fast getting a monopoly in their area - 'wholesale' stores. They already have one here for the most part; other than some folks who shop at Bulk Barn or Wholesale club.

Sam's Club are all shutting down already. Smaller ones like H Y Louie have shut down. etc.



#368 lanforod

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:28 AM

 

http://nationalpost....owntown-seattle

 

Amazon opens a store without checkouts in downtown Seattle The store allows shoppers to scan their smartphone with the Amazon Go app at a turnstile, pick out the items they want and leave

 

 

Convenience style, grocery store. Interesting to note some of the challenges they've had, such as kids moving stuff around or getting customers mixed up due to 'similar body type'. Still need an employee to check ID for booze areas.

This certainly seems like the store of the future though. It's kind of like a human scale vending machine.


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#369 UDeMan

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 10:19 AM

Dollarama will start online sales of bulk items in the near future. Not sure if this will cut in to Costco sales.

The Costco shopping experience is not pleasant. If they had all their products online and I would
just buy and pick up, at the same price, I would do it.
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#370 tjv

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 04:07 PM

Is there a new Costco coming to Nanaimo?

yes they want to relocate because they are not allowed a gas bar, but they have been talking about it for years



 



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