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#21 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 01:22 PM

There is a difference between contributing to society and being a nuisance.

Each farmer loading his truck with 300lbs of food, lugging it into town in his pickup truck just to display for a day, then driving back home at the end of the day is hardly environmentally friendly, or contributing to society.

#22 D.L.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 01:27 PM

Offering people fresh food certainly is contributing to society.

As for the drive, why pick on the farmer for not having his farm downtown? Most of our food comes from much further than the Saanich peninsula or Cowichan valley. Local food would be more environmentally friendly.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 01:30 PM

OK, so is it OK for me to sell used cars on Yates street up and down the block, as long as I plug the meters for them all? Of course on Sunday, I'll have the whole block for free.


You had better get there early on Sundays, as the employees of the various shops in town gobble up most of the free parking spots.

#24 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 08:43 AM

This is a private, market-syle shopping centre in Toronto that is looking at doubling in size.

Do we have anything near the population to have something similar here? This place only has 500 stalls, starting at 145 sq. ft.

Unlike conventional shopping centres, the Pacific Mall has cubicle-like units, starting at a standard 145 square feet. Stores are comprised of one or more units. Due to the small nature of the stores, Mr. Wong said the mall often attracts new immigrants looking to start businesses.


Read more: http://network.natio...x#ixzz0i4l4AkTq

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 09:01 AM

This is a private, market-syle shopping centre in Toronto that is looking at doubling in size.

Do we have anything near the population to have something similar here? This place only has 500 stalls, starting at 145 sq. ft.


Read more: http://network.natio...x#ixzz0i4l4AkTq


It's an Asian mall (the largest in North America) mostly serving a large Asian population.

#26 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 09:05 AM

It's an Asian mall (the largest in North America) mostly serving a large Asian population.


Yes, I know, but the concept of the small "stores" I wondered about. Also, if you were to go there, you'll see the majority of the shopppers are not of an oriental background, it looks like the crowd in any other mall.

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 02:06 PM

Pacific Mall is known for being extremely shady. Full of counterfeit, stolen, and grey market goods.

#28 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 02:21 PM

Pacific Mall is known for being extremely shady. Full of counterfeit, stolen, and grey market goods.


Yes, that's what I mean, all good news, but are there any negatives at all?

February 2009 shooting

On February 20, 2009, Kit Chen 'Daniel' Cheong, 26, was shot when gunfire broke out in the mall around 8:45pm ET. Cheong was in the XSITE cell phones store where he was shot in the head. He was rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital, but was pronounced dead on February 21, 2009. Critics and private investigators say it was due to an unfortunate cellphone deal in which he refused to let the perpetrator return his cell phone. Others have noted that it was due to mistaken identity.[7]


http://en.wikipedia....ki/Pacific_Mall

On February 6 and 7th, 2009, the RCMP raided a number of stores in the Pacific Mall and other locations within the mall being used for the manufacture of counterfeit movie DVDs, seizing over 49,000 DVD movies, 217 DVD burners and over 100,000 blank DVD discs. Four subjects working within the mall were charged with multiple counts under the Copyright Act, also with Possession Of Property Obtained by Crime, and Fraud. [2]

On March 16, 2009, the RCMP Federal Enforcement Section teamed with the York Regional Police Service and commenced uniformed foot patrols in the shopping malls located in south Markham - Pacific Mall among them, in an effort to combat the widespread sales of counterfeit items in the malls. [3] [4]



#29 LJ

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:09 PM

Would that mean we would have to have a Lake Erie mall or something like that?
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#30 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 01:04 PM

Fairway Market will be taking over the Tru(e?)-Value space in the heart of Brentwood Bay.
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#31 D.L.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 04:06 PM

I've recently seen a TV comercial for True-Value stores. I had never heard of them. They have a few stores on the Gulf Islands.

#32 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 05:37 AM

Guess it turns out Tru Value was told by Fairway, not their landlord.

Wayne Verch died this summer.

TRU VALUE TOLD BY OTHER GROCERY STORE, NOT LANDLORD, THAT FAIRWAYS WILL TAKE OVER BRENTWOOD BAY LOCATION

Aug 26, 2010

FAIRWAY MARKETS ANNOUNCED TUESDAY IT IS EXPANDING TO A LOCATION IN BRENTWOOD BAY. A FACT THE CURRENT, 19-YEAR TENANT-- TRU VALUE FOODS--SAYS IT LEARNED FROM A FAIRWAY REPRESENTATIVE, NOT ITS LANDLORD.


http://cfax1070.com/...hp?newsId=14934
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 05:48 AM

Oh Crap.....these folks were great community people. Always gave back to our local schools and clubs. Nuts...

#34 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 06:15 AM

I wonder how Verch died, all these stories are short on details.

Tru Value Foods hoped to be preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary in Brentwood Bay this fall.

Instead, the Saanichton-based company is preparing to close its oldest store.

Unable to renew the lease at its 7108 West Saanich Rd. location, Tru Value Foods will close its doors by the end of the year to make way for Fairway Market, which will be opening its 10th location in that spot.


Read more: http://www.timescolo...l#ixzz0xingBdEj
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#35 Holden West

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 07:47 AM

I wonder how Verch died, all these stories are short on details.


You could always count on Wayne [Verch] for his candor which many accepted as a gift.


I like that line. But what did the rest think?

The other owner said it was a tough summer financially. Is that code for "having trouble keeping up with the rent payments?" Otherwise, why boot out a reliable tenant?

And why was business bad? Where's the nearest cheaper/better grocery? Country Foods or Thrifty in Royal Oak?
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#36 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 07:56 AM

I like that line. But what did the rest think?

The other owner said it was a tough summer financially. Is that code for "having trouble keeping up with the rent payments?" Otherwise, why boot out a reliable tenant?

And why was business bad? Where's the nearest cheaper/better grocery? Country Foods or Thrifty in Royal Oak?


There is a relatively new (9-12 years?) Thrifty Foods at Mt. Newton and E. Saanich or thereabouts, sort of in behind the Prairie Inn.

Sometimes you might kick out a tenant to have one that takes a purchase option, ie. if they do well financially (yardsticks set out in writing), they agree to buy in x years at a price you set today +/- stated variables.
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#37 D.L.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 01:14 PM

Oh Crap.....these folks were great community people. Always gave back to our local schools and clubs. Nuts...


Well, hold Fairways to it now.

#38 renthefinn

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 05:45 PM

I like that line. But what did the rest think?

The other owner said it was a tough summer financially. Is that code for "having trouble keeping up with the rent payments?" Otherwise, why boot out a reliable tenant?

And why was business bad? Where's the nearest cheaper/better grocery? Country Foods or Thrifty in Royal Oak?


Also a co-op grocery store on Keating Cross Road, in addition to the Thrifty's VHF mentioned. Red barn market on West Saanich isn't too far away either for fresh produce.

#39 gumgum

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 01:12 PM

A new organic food store has opened in the former Fairfield Bicycle Shop location on Oscar. (FBS has moved around the corner to the former Claire Mart, on Moss.) This new food store is owned by the same people that turned Niagra Convenience Store in James Bay into an organic food store a couple of years ago.

Claire Mart has moved into the setback building next Fairfield Fish and Chips on Fairfield Rd. Terrible location. It's setback so far, it's very hidden. And it is very difficult to pull your car in and out of the lot. So the benefits of having parking are little to none and the price of having parking in front could mean it's demise.

#40 D.L.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 02:09 PM

Good to hear a second location has opened. The one in JB is great!

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