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#5041 Mystic-Pizza

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 09:35 AM

at Hillside, yep, has been for a couple years. beside the food court

 

The purdy's at Hillside is further down from the food court. The one at Mayfair is right beside the food court across from the Tim Horton's



#5042 mbjj

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 04:04 PM

That's too bad about Crabtree and Evelyn. I quite like their products.



#5043 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 04:13 PM

Perfect location, grab some chocolate gifts then head over to la senza and grab some other gifts. They just need a wine store for the perfect date night

 

you sound like the kind of guy that listens to "baby it's cold outside" often.  or did listen to it before it was banned..  


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#5044 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 04:16 PM

That's too bad about Crabtree and Evelyn. I quite like their products.

I was downtown today and I noticed that their Bay Centre store (adjacent to Starbucks on the mall exterior) is already liquidating...

 

I admit that I'm surprised that the company didn't make it through the holiday season prior to liquidating.



#5045 grantpalin

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:30 PM

From https://www.cbc.ca/n...velyn-1.4930786

 

The company employs 123 full- and part-time employees in Canada and operates 19 stores, including 11 in Ontario, six in B.C. and one each in Alberta and Quebec.

The company says it has experienced "significant losses," which it attributed to changing consumer demand, the rise of e-commerce and long-term declines in traditional retail traffic.

The filings also show the company's assets consist primarily of $1.3 million in inventory and $300,000 in its wholesale accounts receivable.

The company says it has accrued $15.2 million in unpaid obligations, including $14.8 million in inventory-related costs and about $24,000 in employee vacations.



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 04:55 PM

Opti Canada, an optometry clinic/retailer/whatever located in Westshore Town Centre, is opening a location in the Bay Centre downtown. They have a BP for unit 210, which was previously Rogers, I believe.



#5047 sdwright.vic

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 05:42 PM

^The previous Rogers spot is becoming part of the new Winners. That's why Rogers moved.
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#5048 jonny

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:10 PM

Waypoint Insurance (Yates/Quadra) go bye bye.

Something about consolidating with their Shelbourne location.

#5049 jonny

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:11 PM

^The previous Rogers spot is becoming part of the new Winners. That's why Rogers moved.


Is Winners the "exciting new retailer coming 2019"?

#5050 sdwright.vic

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:14 PM

Yes Winners is the "exciting" new retailer taking over all that space on the entry level and "first" floor.
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#5051 jonny

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:15 PM

Lol

Don't get me wrong. I don't have anything against Winner, but c'mon. Exciting?
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#5052 Mike K.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:15 PM

Yup. Courtesy or our man tjv: https://victoria.cit...a-s-bay-centre/

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#5053 tjv

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:32 PM

The former Rogers space at Bay Centre does not become part of Winners



#5054 Nparker

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:43 PM

...I don't have anything against Winner, but c'mon. Exciting?

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#5055 zoomer

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:20 PM

Waypoint Insurance (Yates/Quadra) go bye bye.
Something about consolidating with their Shelbourne location.


Just like BCAA moved up to Shelbourne to Hillside Mall.

I wonder if this opens up the possibility of redevelopment here. Sure there’s the Starbucks on the corner and warehouse style Forge gym, but come on.. this would be a golden opportunity to totally once and for all seal off the The Wave from all angles.
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#5056 Mike K.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:35 PM

Wow, that’s a large retail space. Waypoint’s absence will be particularly felt/seen at that intersection.

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#5057 sdwright.vic

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 06:47 AM

The former Rogers space at Bay Centre does not become part of Winners


Looked like the area in the darker blue on the blueprint was all indicated to become Winners?

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#5058 tjv

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:33 PM

Hey by the looks of it, that's what I thought too, why else would Rogers move 4 or 5 doors down


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#5059 grantpalin

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 10:28 PM

The new Memory Express opened today. Dropped in there on my way home from work. In the space directly south of the Timmies.

 

Nicely renovated, a good size space - it looked as if there was more to the store that was blocked off, but not really walled away, so maybe temporarily. There were several employees working, and one told me that they currently only have about half the stock that they are supposed to have - it looked like a pretty good selection as it was!



#5060 Nparker

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 08:37 AM

Remind me again what "Memory Express" is?

(see what I did there?  ;) )



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