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#5061 grantpalin

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 10:02 AM

Let me help you with that: https://www.memoryexpress.com/



#5062 Mike K.

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 10:07 AM

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Ross Manor is just a block over.
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#5063 sdwright.vic

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 11:50 AM

Please lets not bring blocks into this thread also!

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#5064 Mystic-Pizza

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 04:32 PM

Drove by it today, but have no clue what memory express is? Kind of looked like a video game store or something from what I could see through the window.



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Posted 09 December 2018 - 05:34 PM

Memory Express is a pretty cool computer doodad store. I used to visit the one in Aberdeen Mall just for fun. 


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 08:40 AM

Drove by it today, but have no clue what memory express is? Kind of looked like a video game store or something from what I could see through the window.

 

Computer parts. All the bits and pieces you need to build or upgrade your PC. I've only ever been to the one in Richmond but they've always had great customer service and competitive prices. Definitely geared towards the high performance gaming community, though, at least here.



#5067 lanforod

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:04 AM

Basically, it's NCIX.



#5068 Jackerbie

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:30 AM

Basically, it's NCIX.

 

But with infinitely better customer service (and it's not bankrupt)


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#5069 grantpalin

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 10:59 AM

Just found out that Lens and Shutter (camera store for those not in the know) recently closed their Broad Street location. The space has been acquired and is now operated by Henry's (also a camera store).



#5070 Rob Randall

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:19 AM

Oh, wow, that's a shock. They had four Vancouver stores not too long ago as well. All gone I assume.


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#5071 grantpalin

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:39 AM

The way I read the information available so far it's just the one store that closed. Then again, Lens and Shutter's website isn't resolving currently, so I dunno.

 

Then again, I tried searching for them on Google Maps. The locations in Vancouver and Kelowna are marked as closed also.


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#5072 Rob Randall

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 12:39 PM

Imagine travelling back to the 1980s when Lens & Shutter were the top camera company in town and saying "In the year 2018 AD every person will carry a high-quality camera with them at all times...but you will be bankrupt".


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#5073 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 08:46 PM

Bespoke Design on Oak Bay Avenue might be closing soon; there's a large sign on the building advertising that the space is available for sublease.



#5074 Mike K.

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 09:49 PM

Word on the street is the bingo hall on Burnside is shutting down at the end of the month.
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#5075 spanky123

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 11:40 AM

Word on the street is the bingo hall on Burnside is shutting down at the end of the month.

 

It is not just the word, it is a fact!



#5076 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 12:03 PM

Why have they decided to shutter their business?

#5077 Nparker

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 12:46 PM

Word on the street is the bingo hall on Burnside is shutting down at the end of the month.

It is not just the word, it is a fact!

Why have they decided to shutter their business?

Hopefully it is an indication that this dumpy, third-world-style plaza is going to be redeveloped.


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#5078 Rob Randall

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 01:34 PM

That plaza is the place that dreams and ambitions go to die.


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#5079 spanky123

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 02:08 PM

Why have they decided to shutter their business?

 

I believe it was that the economics didn't work. AFAIK, there are no immediate plans to redevelop the plaza.



#5080 nagel

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 02:10 PM

Why have they decided to shutter their business?


Bike lanes obviously. There are new ones on Tillicum.
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