Jump to content

      












Photo
* * * * * 2 votes

Victoria retail thread: retailer news, comings and goings


  • Please log in to reply
6136 replies to this topic

#5961 Danma

Danma
  • Member
  • 524 posts

Posted 15 June 2020 - 06:02 PM

So you're saying there was no secret?

 

The secret is Capitalism!


  • Nparker likes this

#5962 Jackerbie

Jackerbie
  • Member
  • 3,211 posts
  • LocationRichmond, BC

Posted 16 June 2020 - 07:54 AM

Pure Pharmacy has a BP for 102-557 Superior, part of Jawl's Capital Park development. I assume it's the same Pure Pharmacy that was previously in Cook Street Village, but I cannot confirm.


  • Mike K. likes this

#5963 johnk2

johnk2
  • Member
  • 75 posts

Posted 16 June 2020 - 09:30 AM

Not surprising since women have been complaining about the huge drop in quality at Victoria's Secret for years now.

Are you sure its not about the sizes getting smaller?  :P


Edited by johnk2, 16 June 2020 - 09:31 AM.


#5964 gstc84

gstc84
  • Member
  • 366 posts

Posted 16 June 2020 - 05:23 PM

Local bookstores Chronicles of Crime and Sorensen’s Books have moved from their shared space at 1048 Fort into two neighbouring retail units in the Jukebox on View St.
  • Mike K. and Kapten Kapsell like this

#5965 pennymurphy2000

pennymurphy2000
  • Member
  • 363 posts

Posted 17 June 2020 - 09:03 PM

Rosie's liquor store at the former Comfort Inn is currently selling off their inventory. From their FB page. 
 

 

CLOSEOUT SALE

Stock Up And Save. 
10% 15 % 20% OFF 
OPEN 12-4pm 

 

The More U Drink The More U Save 

If those hours don’t work ... Call US and ENJOY a Private Shopping Experience? Roll carts available  to transport stock from store to car! 
Bring 3-5 friends. 
Call Jon 250 920 6403 

RESERVE a date and time before or after our opening hours. 

FABULOUS IN STORE DISCOUNTS

The more we sell the less we pack.



#5966 Jackerbie

Jackerbie
  • Member
  • 3,211 posts
  • LocationRichmond, BC

Posted 22 June 2020 - 02:09 PM

Unsure if it's another "seasonal store" as done previously, but Lululemon has applied for tenant improvements to unit N103B in Mayfair Mall. This is one of the large units across from the Douglas Street entrance, between Roots and Lush.



#5967 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 56,951 posts

Posted 22 June 2020 - 02:19 PM

They currently have a location at unit 165. Could this be a permanent store that'll be opened in unit 103?


Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#5968 UDeMan

UDeMan
  • Member
  • 463 posts

Posted 23 June 2020 - 02:59 PM

Looks like the third Restore on Burnside has closed, it just opened a couple years ago

#5969 Nparker

Nparker
  • Member
  • 26,346 posts

Posted 23 June 2020 - 03:03 PM

Looks like the third Restore on Burnside has closed, it just opened a couple years ago

I believe their lease was up for renewal at this location and so they chose not to reopen post-plague.



#5970 A Girl is No one

A Girl is No one
  • Member
  • 1,288 posts

Posted 26 June 2020 - 07:48 PM

Not sure if this belongs here... not really “retail”...
The Victoria Harbour Ferry Company says the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority has dealt it "an unfortunate and insurmountable blow" by ending the company's dock access as of July 1.

https://vancouverisl...ority-1.5002133

#5971 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 56,951 posts

Posted 26 June 2020 - 08:17 PM

There’s far more to this story that isn’t being reported.

More info will even eventually be revealed.

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#5972 Spy Black

Spy Black
  • Member
  • 507 posts

Posted 27 June 2020 - 08:46 AM

The GVHA are an unelected group of unskilled, and untrained bureaucrats who create their own policy, and answer to nobody.

They earn all of their revenue from an asset the taxpayers (not GVHA) own, yet GVHA at no point are obliged to answer to any taxpayers.

 

That's the problem, and it's been the problem for decades.


Edited by Spy Black, 27 June 2020 - 08:47 AM.

  • Nparker, jsan and Danma like this

#5973 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher
  • Member
  • 14,462 posts

Posted 27 June 2020 - 08:57 AM

It’s set up so the board must have local political appointees. not sure how else you’d have it.

apart from this one issue what has the gvha been doing all wrong?

at least they are turning their assets into revenue. imagine if the city owned the causeway or the docks and fishermen’s wharf. they would be full of panhandlers or tenters.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 27 June 2020 - 09:00 AM.

  • m3m likes this

#5974 Spy Black

Spy Black
  • Member
  • 507 posts

Posted 27 June 2020 - 09:04 AM

Anybody with any sort of business in/on/around the harbour, such that they are involved with the GVHA, will make note of how incredibly difficult they are to deal with at any level.

Nobody will criticize the GVHA publicly though, as to criticize the them is to incur their wrath, and thus guarantee you will never get whatever it is you're seeking from them.

 

... just ask the Harbour Ferries.

 

The GVHA (as you note) are unelected, they are appointed. 

The GVHA should literally be bending over backwards in COVID-19 times to do whatever is required to keep Victoria Harbour businesses viable and functioning. And if the Harbour Ferries aren't an important, major piece of the very fabric of the Outer/Inner/Upper Harbour, I don't know what is.

 

The GVHA look like fools currently, and one hopes that the powers that be can exert the required influence on an unelected Board to rethink their abysmal strategy designed to extract the same, or more revenue from Harbour Ferries during the COVID-19 crisis.


Edited by Spy Black, 27 June 2020 - 09:08 AM.

  • Nparker and jsan like this

#5975 Hotel Mike

Hotel Mike

    Hotel Mike

  • Member
  • 1,936 posts

Posted 27 June 2020 - 11:23 AM

Hmm. It takes two to tango. Harbour Ferry CEO, Barry Hobbis, has reported to be difficult to deal with. 


  • Kungsberg and Victoria Watcher like this
Don't be so sure.:cool:

#5976 kxl

kxl
  • Member
  • 165 posts

Posted 27 June 2020 - 12:03 PM

The GVHA should literally be bending over backwards in COVID-19 times to do whatever is required to keep Victoria Harbour businesses viable and functioning.


Please, let’s not burden our hospitals with unnecessary back injuries during a pandemic.

#5977 spanky123

spanky123
  • Member
  • 13,947 posts

Posted 27 June 2020 - 12:24 PM

Hmm. It takes two to tango. Harbour Ferry CEO, Barry Hobbis, has reported to be difficult to deal with. 

 

There are always two sides.



#5978 Darren14

Darren14
  • Member
  • 83 posts

Posted 29 June 2020 - 03:32 PM

The Harbour ferries are here to stay 

Attached Images

  • Capture.PNG

  • Nparker likes this

#5979 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 56,951 posts

Posted 29 June 2020 - 05:10 PM

Wow. Now that’s a twist.

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#5980 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher
  • Member
  • 14,462 posts

Posted 30 June 2020 - 01:29 AM

no surprise. it was just about money. as I posted early in another thread.

money arrived (ralmax) and a deal was made.

You're not quite at the end of this discussion topic!

Use the page links at the lower-left to go to the next page to read additional posts.
 



3 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 3 guests, 0 anonymous users