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#7361 Matt R.

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Posted 22 June 2022 - 10:42 AM

Took a pair of Mephistos there once, awful service and work.

The one next to Jones bbq, Arcadia, is way better.

#7362 Belleprincess

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Posted 22 June 2022 - 02:58 PM

Oh no! Where did you hear this, Belle?


They’re telling people, it was hush hush for a few months but the date is set for the 25th of this month, last I heard
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#7363 Belleprincess

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Posted 22 June 2022 - 02:59 PM

Took a pair of Mephistos there once, awful service and work.

The one next to Jones bbq, Arcadia, is way better.


Word, fully support Arcadia

#7364 spanky123

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Posted 22 June 2022 - 03:12 PM

It's somehow in the back of my mind that this closure was known about for some time.

 

They mentioned something months ago. Fewer people repairing shoes and all of that. 



#7365 Redd42

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Posted 22 June 2022 - 07:55 PM

It's somehow in the back of my mind that this closure was known about for some time.

 

 

 

Stevenson's Shoe Clinic is home to Victoria's finest full-service shoe repair shop. Established in 1925, the business has been family owned and operated through 4 generations.

 

http://www.shoerepairvictoria.com/

 

Maybe you are thinking of Olde Towne Shoe Repair that closed not that long ago.



#7366 Redd42

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Posted 22 June 2022 - 07:56 PM

They mentioned something months ago. Fewer people repairing shoes and all of that. 

 

Nothing to do with the consistently bad reviews they seem to get?



#7367 Belleprincess

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Posted 22 June 2022 - 09:39 PM

Nothing to do with the consistently bad reviews they seem to get?


It’s a dying trade unfortunately. We live in a world of disposable things. Luckily, there’s still some great shoe repair places out there for those who buy quality. They’re not the best in town but they were fine. It was never a warm and flowery place, that rubs people the wrong way, I think the owner was ready to retire.

#7368 Matt R.

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Posted 22 June 2022 - 11:45 PM

The shoes I brought in, the new soles peeled off in days. The owner (?) accused me of putting them on a heater or in the dryer. Not something I typically do with $500 shoes.

#7369 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 June 2022 - 02:17 AM

You know how they have those sword-making reality shows?

I think a shoe repair similar show would be cool.

You give one guy the right shoe, the other contestant the left shoe.

They’ve got one hour to do their best.

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#7370 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 23 June 2022 - 10:36 AM

Cheers Vintage has opened today at 770 Yates (former Lyle's Place)



#7371 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 27 June 2022 - 07:19 AM

Cook Street Vintage, a furniture store specializing in mid-century modern furniture,  has opened just south of George Jay Elementary School in a retail space that formerly specialized in mobility aids:

 

https://www.cookstreetvintage.com/


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#7372 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 27 June 2022 - 07:23 AM

Cookie jar section:

https://www.cookstre...ons/cookie-jars
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#7373 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 30 June 2022 - 10:27 AM

Epic Brands, a clothing/accessory store, will soon open its first Victoria location at Hilllside Mall.

#7374 Nparker

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Posted 30 June 2022 - 10:46 AM

Epic Brands, a clothing/accessory store, will soon open its first Victoria location at Hilllside Mall.

From Hillside's website:

"Epic Brands is a a clothing store featuring Guess purses, to Saxx Underwear and Nixon watches, we have it ALL in store"

 


#7375 pgwood

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Posted 30 June 2022 - 08:38 PM

Any idea whats going on with the Powerhouse at the end of Store Street.  Seems like the Pinball and event venue are done for the time being.  Pictures attached from a group and the pinball website.

 

https://www.powerhousepinball.com/


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#7376 Mike K.

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Posted 30 June 2022 - 08:46 PM

That’s too bad :(

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#7377 pgwood

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Posted 30 June 2022 - 08:49 PM

That’s too bad :(

it is for sure.  I also feel terrible for the wedding that got canceled today thats scheduled for July 18 at the powerhouse...



#7378 Mike K.

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Posted 30 June 2022 - 09:01 PM

Let’s see if our Facebook followers have more info.

So far everyone’s perplexed that they had ever heard of the place.
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#7379 Matt R.

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Posted 30 June 2022 - 09:14 PM

I think the members only thing threw potential customers for a loop, plus very limited hours.

Quazars has pinball anyways, and is awesome.

https://quazarsarcade.com/

#7380 Redd42

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Posted 30 June 2022 - 09:32 PM

According to the person I spoke to at the Powerhouse pinball, it and Quazars are the same people.



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