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#3941 Mike K.

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 12:14 PM

Mirage Coffee on Yates will become Yates Coffee Bar. New ownership, I think.


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#3942 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 12:25 PM

Mirage Coffee on Yates will become Yates Coffee Bar. New ownership, I think.

Mike, Is it possible that Mirage- as an entity- has dissolved?  This was the last of the 3 locations using the Mirage name...



#3943 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 12:29 PM

Mike, Is it possible that Mirage- as an entity- has dissolved?  This was the last of the 3 locations using the Mirage name...

 

She had been trying to sell, a woman that owned a few, I know that.


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#3944 Mike K.

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 01:03 PM

Right, I think the chain has now been dissolved, at least locally.

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#3945 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 06:40 PM

Well, the sale is on, in any event... at Millstream.

 

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<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 07:22 PM

With the Minimal amount of merchandise in that store it should be closed by the end of business on Saturday what doesn't sell can be taken down to Store street



#3947 Gary H

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 09:10 PM

Staying with the "everything must go" theme...

 

Who's going to supply my Led Zeppelin posters, err, framed art now?   :mellow:

 

Actually, I didn't see a store closing sign and there was no one around to ask so it just might be another sales gimmick.

 

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Sales gimmick confirmed.  They're still here.

 

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 09:24 PM

Its a business and businesses sell stuff to make money so yes everything must go so they can make some profits...

many stores on Government St use that tactic...creating a false sense of urgency that one may miss out or that there are good deals not to be missed



#3949 Gary H

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 09:49 PM

...creating a false sense of urgency that one may miss out or that there are good deals not to be missed

 

Yeah, someone obviously felt that "urgency" and scooped up the Led Zepellin framed poster - at the "everything must go" price of just $75.00 (marked down from $250).  Say what?



#3950 Gary H

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 11:38 AM

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#3951 aastra

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 01:07 PM

Somebody please do a restoration of that ground floor.


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#3952 spanky123

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 02:27 PM

Its a business and businesses sell stuff to make money so yes everything must go so they can make some profits...

many stores on Government St use that tactic...creating a false sense of urgency that one may miss out or that there are good deals not to be missed

 

There are a lot of rules around this type of advertising but there is little enforcement unless someone complains. In any event, saying 'everything must go' doesn't mention that the store is closing or going out of business even though you may draw that conclusion.



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 09:40 AM

RENT IS NOW ONLY $1700 PER MONTH!!!. Or Best Offer. INCLUDES ALL THE CHINESE ANTIQUES IN THE STORE. PRICE INCLUDES ALL THE INVENTORY. IF YOU BUY THIS STORE AND HAVE AN INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE YOU WILL PROBABLY MAKE MOST OF YOUR MONEY BACK. THEN RE-STOCK OR CHANGE THE DIRECTION OF THE STORE TO SOMETHING NEW. This gift shop emporium is a China town heritage landmark with historical significance. Tourists and locals alike are always surprised by the what is on offer for sale here. Check out the photo gallery here and online. Area rented is reduced to lower rent. Around 1,300 sq.ft. Price now $25,000.

 

https://www.realtor....Columbia-V8W1R5

 

This keeps going down in price, no takers.


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#3954 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 09:40 AM

The odd commercial building next to San Remo is for sale:

 

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<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 10:47 AM

Just saw The Chopped Leaf is due to open soon in Uptown, beside the Urban Nail Spa fronting Douglas/Highway, just down from The Noodle Box

https://www.choppedleaf.ca

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#3956 Nparker

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 11:07 AM

Just saw The Chopped Leaf is due to open soon in Uptown..

For a moment, I thought Saanich was going to allow a pot shop to open.  ;)


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#3957 Mike K.

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 09:17 AM

Domino's Pizza will be opening later this spring in the ground floor of the Oak Bay Ave/Foul Bay Abstract building. The space fronts onto Foul Bay.

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#3958 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:02 PM

Giant Bikes opening next week in downtown Victoria

 

 

<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#3959 kafkaesque

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:54 PM

Yeah, I wandered by today and they were open.   Nice space, bikes, accessories, clothes, repair area.  Several of the bikes I saw were in the $3000-$5000 range.  I didn't realize they had JUST opened or I would have taken some pictures and actually looked at the price range, versus just thinking my car was worth just more than some of the mountain bikes.  The guy said they were still setting up, with more inventory to come.

 



#3960 Gary H

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 06:43 PM

Running Room relocates...

 

From Douglas next to TD to Government next to Eddie Bauer.

 

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