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#1 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 11:28 AM

Nat Bosa has bought the Empress.

 

 

http://wp.me/p4JLXA-XF

 


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 07:16 AM

Nat Bosa has bought the Empress.

 

 

http://wp.me/p4JLXA-XF

Don't think he made his money buying things "because he couldn't find a reason not to". I wonder what the plans are.


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#3 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 07:37 AM

Don't think he made his money buying things "because he couldn't find a reason not to". I wonder what the plans are.

 

Maybe he'll sell it off as quarter-share units.  $90M / 477 suites is $189,000 per suite.  $50K gets you a quarter-share.  And he holds, and leases out the food/beverage/catering/banquet operations.


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#4 Holden West

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:10 AM

Say goodbye to the bus depot. He hates that thing. I predict he will follow through with the development plan that was first brought up almost ten years ago.


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:53 AM

Say goodbye to the bus depot. He hates that thing. I predict he will follow through with the development plan that was first brought up almost ten years ago.The

The Bosas would have my eternal gratitude if they rid the downtown of this hideous eyesore.


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#6 spanky123

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:02 AM

The Bosas would have my eternal gratitude if they rid the downtown of this hideous eyesore.

True but then where would it go?



#7 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:10 AM

Say goodbye to the bus depot. He hates that thing. I predict he will follow through with the development plan that was first brought up almost ten years ago.

 

I bet 95% of Victoria residents (and even less tourists) don't know that it's on the same property.  ie. I don't think it reflects poorly on the Empress, in most minds.


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#8 Holden West

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:52 AM

I bet 95% of Victoria residents (and even less tourists) don't know that it's on the same property.  ie. I don't think it reflects poorly on the Empress, in most minds.

 

Bosa was on CTV saying he doesn't want any eyesores on his property. It's pretty clear what he was talking about.

 

It does open a can of worms. Search back in these forums for the depot relocation saga.


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:55 AM

Say goodbye to the bus depot. He hates that thing. I predict he will follow through with the development plan that was first brought up almost ten years ago.


what plan is that?

#10 Nparker

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 10:32 AM

Search back in these forums for the depot relocation saga.

Was there not a proposal for something in the Rock Bay area?



#11 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 10:43 AM

For the amount and frequency of buses that come and go from it, I don't even know that is has to be all that complex, or large.  People seem to be capable of jumping on the PCL from stops along the route that are just BC Transit stops.  And people can buy tickets online.


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#12 aastra

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 11:01 AM

Whatever they do there, I hope hope hope it's not something in a style that mocks/imitates the existing wings of the hotel.



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 03:41 PM

You need a permanent depot for baggage and courier, plus driver layover and changeover. Can't use city streets and transit bus stops for these activities.

#14 aastra

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:05 PM

Bosa plans to spend a fair bit on renovations and such:...



#15 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 05:47 PM

Empress is going to have a Christmas skating rink starting Nov. 20.


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<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#16 Bingo

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 08:15 PM

Empress is going to have a Christmas skating rink starting Nov. 20.

 

In the ballroom?



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 10:45 PM

I think it will be an outdoor one maybe on the southside lawn


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#18 Mike K.

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 10:46 AM

That's pretty cool. We need more things like that around here in the winter :)

Speaking of rinks, the public skating times at the SOFMC just plain suck.

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#19 gumgum

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 12:26 PM

Don't forget Oak Bay Rec,



#20 Mike K.

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 01:38 PM

Is that a more accessible facility? I never think of it.

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