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#41 aastra

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 07:58 PM

 

...this should mollify those folks who think Victoria is becoming too gentrified.

 

Methinks Winners is a great addition because you can complain both ways about it. If you want to say Winners is evidence of downtown's terrible slide then you can note the locations at Tillicum Mall or in Langford. If you want to say Winners is evidence of downtown's terrible gentrification then you can note the locations in downtown Vancouver, at Cambie & Broadway, and at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa.

 

It gives all Victorians (shoplifters included) everything that they could possibly want.


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#42 aastra

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 08:08 PM

You can say downtown Victoria is becoming too much like downtown Vancouver. Any of the standard complaints can be twisted to fit without too much effort.



#43 JanionGuy

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 08:12 PM

You can say downtown Victoria is becoming too much like downtown Vancouver. Any of the standard complaints can be twisted to fit without too much effort.

 

there in so such thing as downtown Vancouver.



#44 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 08:38 PM

Too bad it’s not a Bottle Depot.
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#45 Mike K.

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 08:40 PM

Dollar Giant / Bottle Depot?
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#46 On the Level

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 08:59 PM

Dollar Giant / Bottle Depot?

I was hoping for a Sears

 

I have nothing against Winners, but I can already go to a Winners elsewhere if I wanted to.  It seems like every mall is slowly evolving to be the same set of stores.  Nothing new. 


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#47 RFS

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 09:26 PM

winners and home sense have those stickers you simply can't remove. having been in retail, i'll bet it cuts down on at least 50% of the shoplifting.


What, it makes noise? The downtown crowd dont care, they just grab and run out the door. Trust me this store will be an absolute economic boom for the junkies

#48 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 09:48 PM

The press release mentions a few other minor capital improvements going into the mall (lighting, entryway improvements etc.) but I really wish they would get rid of the late 1980s design elements, including the teal and purple color schemesx in the mall’s interior. Pacific Centre’s interior (downtown Vancouver) looks infinitely better.
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#49 todd

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 10:25 PM

Winners sucks.



#50 sdwright.vic

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 06:13 AM

The inside of the mail is all beige now?

Edited by sdwright.vic, 27 February 2018 - 12:40 PM.

Predictive text and a tiny keyboard are not my friends!

#51 todd

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:35 AM

The new tile and lack of the old turtle fountain is boring.


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#52 Matt R.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 12:38 PM

The mall is good for cutting across the block though.

Matt.
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#53 mbjj

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 04:15 PM

I don't mind the look of the Bay Centre....actually I couldn't tell you what it looks like as I don't really pay attention to that sort of thing. If they have a useful store, I go without noticing decor.



#54 Nparker

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 04:21 PM

..If they have a useful store, I go without noticing decor.

How about a useful decor store? Would you pay attention to that?  ;)


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#55 todd

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 05:15 PM

Maybe vision problems?



#56 aastra

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 05:25 PM

Any truth to the rumour that Visions Electronics is having problems opening a store in the Bay Centre?


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#57 todd

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 05:37 PM

I was hoping for a Sears

 

I have nothing against Winners, but I can already go to a Winners elsewhere if I wanted to.  It seems like every mall is slowly evolving to be the same set of stores.  Nothing new. 

 

Eaton's would be better.



#58 Nparker

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 05:42 PM

Eaton's would be better.

Or Woodward's.


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#59 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 05:43 PM

I think a combination Woolworth / Woodward’s would be the sweet spot.
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#60 Mike K.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 05:44 PM

Marks Woolword’s Giant Depot just about covers all of our bases, I think.
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