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#1 Mike K.

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 11:57 AM

The Bergen fellow who owns Esquimalt Plaza also owns the Shoppers Drug Mart building on Douglas. I think he should do something with that building, too!

Esquimalt Plaza to gain new look
Landlord is starting modernization project. Overall size will stay the same but there will be tenant changes

BY KIMWESTAD Times Colonist staff
Mark Harris has seen more ebbs and flows in the Esquimalt Plaza over the last four decades than he can remember.

But the owner of Esquimalt Plaza Dry Cleaning says it’s a definite flow now, especially with the new owner of the plaza planning a facelift for the dated strip mall.

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#2 G-Man

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 01:00 PM

It will take more than paint and awnings to make that plaza vibrant. I say tear down and rebuild with some residential or office on top of it and parking underground.

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#3 Mike K.

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 08:48 AM

Actually, it's not half bad. I used to get a haircut there every other week and the place was always crawling with characters. The upgraded design of Country Grocer was a big change for the mall.

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 09:49 AM

“I’ve seen things come out of the woodwork in other parts of Victoria that I’d never have dreamed would work, and they do, so there’s a lot of opportunity.”


Such as...??

#5 G-Man

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 10:34 AM

43 profitable coffee shops downtown

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#6 aastra

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 02:57 PM

We're surprised somebody can make money selling 25 cents of coffee for $3.50?

#7 Mike K.

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 02:58 PM

I think he might be alluding to the niche clothing and crafts stores at Royal Oak plaza, OB Village, etc.

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#8 G-Man

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 03:03 PM

I was just joking with my comment... People are always saying: "How can (insert new downtown business) possibly think they can make money in Victoria?"

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