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#6761 sukika

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 08:31 AM

Mark's is going in the old Pier 1 Imports space on Finlayson. 


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#6762 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 08:59 AM

Downtown businesses add Uptown to their mix

 

“I just came to terms with the fact that Victoria is a bigger town now and is growing constantly,” said Olsen from his new 4,000 square foot space. “There are people, who for whatever reason, don’t get downtown; this was an opportunity to put what I do in front of a different set of eyes.”

 

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The attraction for Crust to Uptown was the volume of people, ease of parking, access and the way the centre does business. “They have been great, made it very much worth my while and have been nothing but fantastic,” Moore said. “We love it there, we absolutely love it.”

 

Moore said his business prides itself on doing things a certain way, striving for excellence their customers can count on and he found kindred spirits at Uptown. “They fit our business model, we like to do things properly, we don’t cut corners, and that was reflected at Uptown,” he said, adding it was obvious from the manicured gardens to their social media presence. “There’s a really good feel there and it fits our style beautifully.”


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#6763 Brantastic

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 10:26 AM

Gala Fabrics is moving a couple blocks north to 738 Caledonia (Across from Hudson Walk 2).


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#6764 spanky123

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 10:49 AM

Downtown businesses add Uptown to their mix

 

“I just came to terms with the fact that Victoria is a bigger town now and is growing constantly,” said Olsen from his new 4,000 square foot space. “There are people, who for whatever reason, don’t get downtown; this was an opportunity to put what I do in front of a different set of eyes.”

 

 

Supports downtown until their lease expires!



#6765 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 04:46 AM

Sooke quilt crafters are left with a special treat from the Easter Bunny this year, as Hamels Fabrics & Quilting opened April 6.

The fabric shop at 2044 Otter Point Rd., has been operating as an online store since September, but is finally ready to open the doors for in-person shopping.

The store is filled with all kinds of “bright, bold and cheery,” fabric designs and sewing tools for quilt-makers to use on future projects.

 

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#6766 Rob Randall

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 09:54 PM

Big O Tires' new satellite location is open at the corner of Quadra and Pandora. It's called "The Downtown Garage by Big O Tires" and it offers the following features:

  • accessories 
  • performance upgrades
  • general auto repairs
  • people sleeping in the doorway at 6 am

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#6767 Mike K.

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 06:46 AM

Oh, great. Just what we need. More Hondas and Nissans with absurd muffler mods.
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#6768 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 06:49 AM

Oh, great. Just what we need. More Hondas and Nissans with absurd muffler mods.

 

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#6769 Rob Randall

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 07:32 AM

I'm getting them to install whistle tips on my car. It's all about the flow! Woo Wooo!


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#6770 RPPB

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 11:32 AM

I guess I'm an out-of-touch geezer, I thought these were whistle tips...

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#6771 Matt R.

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 11:49 AM

Chubb Rubb says WOO WOOOOOO.

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#6772 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 11:59 AM

Victoria Electric Bikes will be opening soon in the former Wong Brothers convenience store on Cook (first floor of Bell Apartments in the building that is home to Wetcleaner).

#6773 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 12:57 PM

I am not sure about these electric bike places.

they seem to sprout from time to time. then disappear.

I wonder if servicing them becomes an issue.

#6774 spanky123

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 07:41 AM

^Supply is certainly an issue. Batteries are somewhat finicky and letting a bike sit unused over the winter can kill one if the battery level drops too far. They aren't cheap either at $500 - $1000 for a replacement.



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Posted 12 April 2021 - 07:51 AM

It's retail and servicing, not rental. This is a relocation, they're currently on Oak Bay Ave.

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#6776 lanforod

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 07:53 AM

I actually have an e-bike where the battery won't charge right now. Not sure yet how to deal with it, the place I bought it is gone.



#6777 Mike K.

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 07:54 AM

Yup.

 

Same old story, same old problem. VW is correct, these e-bike places have been appearing and disappearing since the 90s, believe it or not.


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Posted 12 April 2021 - 08:01 AM

I actually have an e-bike where the battery won't charge right now. Not sure yet how to deal with it, the place I bought it is gone.

 

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#6779 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 08:04 AM

My friend bought his e-bike from a long-established bicycle retailer in town that doesn't 'specialize' in ebikes, i.e. they are just a small proportion of the overall bike sales.  That seems to be the way to go if you're looking for service, parts etc from the original dealer...



#6780 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 08:14 AM

Google and YouTube, you can learn to fix anything yourself.  

 

also learn to code!



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