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#7381 Matt R.

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Posted 30 June 2022 - 09:34 PM

Oh really?! I guess that makes sense.

#7382 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 July 2022 - 12:07 AM

They are. It’s the guy that runs the print and postering company.

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#7383 spanky123

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Posted 01 July 2022 - 06:22 AM

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

 

The owner of Metropol owns the pinball sites Quazars, Powerstation and a third location at Yates / Blanchard which I haven't checked recently to see if it is still running.

 

The Powerhouse building is owned by Le Fevre. From what I understand, the space was leased by Metropol but Le Fevre may have another purpose for the site. The adjacent BC Hydro lands have now all been transferred to a company controlled by FN so I would expect some announcement in the next while on what the plans are for that entire area. It is almost 5 acres so a huge area comparatively. Any development on that site would be exempt from CoV zoning requirements.


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#7384 Mike K.

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Posted 01 July 2022 - 06:23 AM

The Hydro lands are now for lease as industrial sites.

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Posted 01 July 2022 - 06:25 AM

The Hydro lands are now for lease as industrial sites.

 

Ralmax is leasing one section for equipment storage but I suspect that is short term. 



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Posted 02 July 2022 - 07:36 AM

The owner of Metropol owns the pinball sites Quazars, Powerstation and a third location at Yates / Blanchard which I haven't checked recently to see if it is still running.

The Powerhouse building is owned by Le Fevre. From what I understand, the space was leased by Metropol but Le Fevre may have another purpose for the site. The adjacent BC Hydro lands have now all been transferred to a company controlled by FN so I would expect some announcement in the next while on what the plans are for that entire area. It is almost 5 acres so a huge area comparatively. Any development on that site would be exempt from CoV zoning requirements.


The Yates/Blanchard is shut down also.
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#7387 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 July 2022 - 08:55 AM

Mayfair and Woodgrove mall owner aims to draw customers with monthly gift-card giveaways

Plans to hand out $1 million in $10 gift cards
 
 
 
 
 
Shoppers can use their phones to scan QR codes and can also go to the company’s social media sites. Links to the event will be featured in the Times Colonist in coming days.
 

Those who spend $100 can participate in physical games — such as throwing a hoop over an upright post — in the malls to win more gift cards, Sun said.


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#7388 spanky123

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Posted 12 July 2022 - 09:28 AM

^ I hand it to the Chinese owners for being creative but I don't think that $10 is going to change anyone's economic situation or their outlook.


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#7389 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 July 2022 - 09:31 AM

^ I hand it to the Chinese owners for being creative but I don't think that $10 is going to change anyone's economic situation or their outlook.

 

You've overlooked the ring toss.

 

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#7390 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 July 2022 - 04:01 AM

Income producing property with exceptional development potential. Located in the heart of downtown Sooke with unparalleled street exposure off West Coast Road. The property is surrounded by numerous attractive amenities all within walking distance of the subject property, which is steps away from Sookes waterfront and provides convenient access to transit connections through Langford and Victoria along Highway 14. Highlights: 23,358 square foot high-exposure property in the heart of Sooke Town Centre designated development site supporting the highest densities for residential and commercial development OCP calls for a density of 2:1 FSR and up to 4 storeys in height at street front Holding income from existing tenants Centrally located in the heart of Sooke being steps from the main intersection of Otter Point and Sooke Road Gross buildable of 46,716 SF 

 

$1,100,000

 

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Posted 14 July 2022 - 04:33 AM

Beachside on Salt Spring Island. This thoughtfully and thoroughly updated commercial building is located on premium in- town oceanfront with direct access to the sea. Proudly serving as an outdoor adventure location for over 30 years, the Beachside building now includes a thriving cafe, seaside terrace and beautiful two bedroom apartment for the ultimate in flexible revenue streams. A remarkable opportunity for a variety of entreprenurial ventures or with long term holding in mind, Beachside is truly A Lively & Lazy Place to Be! 

 

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Posted 15 July 2022 - 05:35 PM

Learned something new about the Co-op today. Was grocery shopping at the Keating store. Couple of hours later was unloading groceries and discovered an item missing that had been paid for. Went back to said store, with receipt, and explained situation. They looked in a binder that they keep for any left behind items and there was my item. They gave me another one and off I went. Pretty efficient service!
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#7393 Mike K.

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Posted 15 July 2022 - 08:15 PM

That’s old school!
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Posted 15 July 2022 - 08:54 PM

That is just good service and smart customer relations.


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Posted 16 July 2022 - 10:37 AM

Cask & Keg Liqour store is on its last 10 days. Clerk said redevelopment will be happening. Uncertain if this is the approved 12 story towers or not. But big change is coming.

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#7396 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 July 2022 - 10:49 AM

Where is that?

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Posted 16 July 2022 - 11:03 AM

Cask & Keg Liqour store is on its last 10 days. Clerk said redevelopment will be happening....

https://www.caskandkeg.ca/

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#7398 Matt R.

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Posted 16 July 2022 - 12:32 PM

They are blowing out inventory. High end stuff long gone I’m sure, but still lots of stock on clearance pricing.

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Posted 16 July 2022 - 03:15 PM

Shoes By Hughes is opening at the former Oak Bay Ave Walk-In Comfort location. I assume it’s affiliated with the Hughes clothing store down the street:

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I also noticed that a new UPS store will be opening on the south side of Oak Bay Avenue across from Vis a Vis:

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#7400 pgwood

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Posted 18 July 2022 - 12:40 PM

Cask & Keg Liqour store is on its last 10 days. Clerk said redevelopment will be happening. Uncertain if this is the approved 12 story towers or not. But big change is coming.

 

 

They also said they will be re opening in the new development in 18 months (I feel that timeline is a bit optimistic).



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