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Victoria retail thread: retailer news, comings and goings


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#5501 Rob Randall

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 02:24 PM

I’m not sure if it’s been mentioned or not, but Michal Megrin has opened a store on Fort Street in the Bay Centrs’s former Teavnna location.

 

Michal Negrin is an Israeli woman who started out selling vintage-style jewelry at a crafts market. It grew into a global clothing and gift chain of 22 stores before permanently shutting down this week. 

 

Some of the remaining display items will be auctioned off at Lund's this evening, including a huge chandelier. If you're a big fan of her stuff you should check it out.


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#5502 Mike K.

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 04:52 PM

Interestingly enough my name is Michal, as far as my spelling of Michael goes. You could imagine my bewilderment when a clothing retailer opened with that name.
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#5503 Mike K.

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 05:52 PM

I can’t recall if this has been mentioned but Colwell Banker Oceanside has opened a real-estate office opposite Mayfair on Douglas at Alpha.

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#5504 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 04:24 PM

Mountain Warehouse is opening its first Victoria location at Mayfair soon.

https://www.mountainwarehouse.com/ca/
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Posted 22 October 2019 - 10:14 AM

Victoria has a growing adventure goods district, it seems.....

 

Arc'teryx will be opening at 1305 Government Street, the former Pacific Trekking space.

 

No word on opening date, but they've now been issued a BP for exterior works. New windows, new doors, and removal of what I assume is a misspelling of parapet (the permit says parafit). 



#5506 aastra

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 11:11 AM

Removing misspellings is never a bad thing. I just hope they don't remove the parfait place. Their parfaits are perfect. And they allow pets.



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Posted 22 October 2019 - 11:15 AM

I thought perhaps part of the existing building was made of wax and that the BP was for the removal of paraffin.



#5508 aastra

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 11:44 AM

I'm just waiting for somebody to parrot the party line and start waxing nostalgic about the old exterior.


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#5509 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 04:36 PM

The Volvo Dealership, acquired by GAIN, might be moving to the former Audi site at Cook and Yates. There is a sign on the old Audi dealership stating “Volvo Is Coming Home.”

Perhaps Pattinson didn’t include the real estate in its sale of the Volvo dealership to GAIN? Maybe Pattinson will open a different dealership at Douglas /Hillside...

#5510 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 04:53 PM

The Volvo Dealership, acquired by GAIN, might be moving to the former Audi site at Cook and Yates. There is a sign on the old Audi dealership stating “Volvo Is Coming Home.”

Perhaps Pattinson didn’t include the real estate in its sale of the Volvo dealership to GAIN? Maybe Pattinson will open a different dealership at Douglas /Hillside...

 

this intel is like deja vu all over again.


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Posted 27 October 2019 - 07:15 AM

The Volvo dealership at Hillside and Douglas would make a great new restaurant or bar.
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#5512 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 07:17 AM

The Volvo dealership at Hillside and Douglas would make a great new restaurant or bar.

 

a new fuddruckers maybe.



#5513 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 12:20 PM

The Volvo Dealership, acquired by GAIN, might be moving to the former Audi site at Cook and Yates. There is a sign on the old Audi dealership stating “Volvo Is Coming Home.”

Perhaps Pattinson didn’t include the real estate in its sale of the Volvo dealership to GAIN? Maybe Pattinson will open a different dealership at Douglas /Hillside...


Signs say that Volvo is coming to Cook and Yates in Spring 2020.

The current Volvo dealership has signs advertising the property for sublease...
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#5514 LJ

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 07:26 PM

That Volvo dealership was Pattison's worst performing shop.


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#5515 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 07:38 PM

well Volvo sales in general are not the strongest of brands. but they have their niche.

for example Volvo sells 100k cars in the USA per year. Toyota sells 2.4m.

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#5516 kayla

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 01:21 PM

Rose Sharon Nail Spa is opening beside Lotus Land on Douglas St. 


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#5517 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 10:57 AM

Aurea fashion boutique is a unique, eclectic and exciting contemporary ladies fashion boutique located in in downtown Victoria. This long standing retailer is extremely popular and draws both local and tourists to it doors with a great selection of product lines featuring European and American collections, as well as Canadian designers such as the Vancouver Sympli line and highly sought after local jewellery artists. 

 

https://www.realtor....ctoria-downtown

 

 

614 Johnson St  -  $199k

 

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#5518 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 07:29 PM

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https://www.realtor....toria-downtown?

 

A rare opportunity to acquire a standalone commercial property on the corner of Cook and Pembroke Streets in the City of Victoria. The property provides excellent income with a newly signed lease in place. The building is comprised of a retail storefront area with rear storage and an attached garage.
 
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#5519 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 05:38 PM

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#5520 amor de cosmos

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 07:57 AM

Fort Street staple Russell Books is nearly done moving into their new location just across the street.

To celebrate this transition, on November 14th, the owners are trying to build the tallest stack of Guinness World Record books in an effort to set a new world record.

See also: Russell Books is moving to a bigger location in downtown Victoria

This event, which co-owner Andrea Minter says is also a sort of soft-opening of their new location, will be attended by an official Guinness World Records adjudicator.

https://www.victoria...ooks-next-week/
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