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#81 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 11:41 AM

I've never been to Marshall's in my life.  And not been to Winners since probably 1992.

 

Oh, and get off my lawn.


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 11:45 AM

My impression is that the clothes at Winners are there because they struck out on the clearance rack at the originating stores.

 

Admittedly though, the only reason I go to Winners / Marshalls is to buy British hand soap!

 

Do they carry British toothpaste?


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 01:01 PM

My impression is that the clothes at Winners are there because they struck out on the clearance rack at the originating stores.

 

That's basically the business model. 



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 01:11 PM

My impression is that the clothes at Winners are there because they struck out on the clearance rack at the originating stores.

 

That's definitely part of it. It's also things from previous seasons, discontinued items, wholesale from close-outs, and even items that have minor imperfections. I remember buying a pair of leather shoes there for about $80, then saw them in a slightly darker shade at a store in Italy for €200.


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#85 Midnightly

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 04:30 PM

i do a fair bit of winners shopping/wandering, every time you go in it seems like there's something different, bit of a treasure hunt, some days you find nothing and others you walk away with your kid's new fave sweater and it cost you all of $3, it can be very hit and miss but the nice thing is that they don't bring in 50+ of the same 1 item so the likelihood of someone else at the pool wearing the exact same swimsuit i buy my daughter at winners is fairly small


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#86 Bob Fugger

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 04:53 PM

There are a lot of vacancies in the Bay Centre these days, from what I understand are substantial rent increases.  Just before the Winners rumour, I'd heard that management was basically jacking up the rent to empty the place out and turn it into mixed use retails/condos.  It's a bit far fetched, but man, that location.  They'd even have underground parking for the units!



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 04:57 PM

I can attest that my source told me that they did in fact jack the rents up... But because they are looking to change the retail mix. Nothing about condos.

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 07:28 PM

Do they carry British toothpaste?

 

Toothpaste carried in British "dollar" stores (like Poundland) often sport brand names like Crest but originate in Eastern European countries...buyer beware :)


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Posted 04 March 2018 - 07:38 PM

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#90 tjv

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 08:35 PM

There are a lot of vacancies in the Bay Centre these days, from what I understand are substantial rent increases.  Just before the Winners rumour, I'd heard that management was basically jacking up the rent to empty the place out and turn it into mixed use retails/condos.  It's a bit far fetched, but man, that location.  They'd even have underground parking for the units!

No condos, who wants to live in a shopping centre?  "That's an interesting window display, a guy in his house coat drinking coffee, watching TV, and scratching his..... No, wait that's not a window display!"

 

But seriously, I have heard rumors of another major tenant moving in.  I will try to find out details



#91 Nparker

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 08:42 PM

...I have heard rumors of another major tenant moving in...

Maybe a huge Dollarama! That'll take the sting out of the Winners (non) announcement.



#92 jonny

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 10:15 AM

There are a lot of vacancies in the Bay Centre these days, from what I understand are substantial rent increases.  Just before the Winners rumour, I'd heard that management was basically jacking up the rent to empty the place out and turn it into mixed use retails/condos.  It's a bit far fetched, but man, that location.  They'd even have underground parking for the units!

 

A lot of vacancies at Mayfair, Hillside and Uptown as well. Many national retailers have either shut down, gone bankrupt or are in various stages of downsizing their bricks & mortar footprint. 

 

The only retail categories that seem to be doing well across the board are discount, sportswear and drugstores. Oh, and strangely enough, cell phone stores seem to have not been hit at all by the online shift. Interesting times. 

 

By my estimation, the Bay Centre, or at least that immediate area, could use another full service restaurant. 



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Posted 06 March 2018 - 02:27 PM

No condos, who wants to live in a shopping centre?  "That's an interesting window display, a guy in his house coat drinking coffee, watching TV, and scratching his..... No, wait that's not a window display!"

 

But seriously, I have heard rumors of another major tenant moving in.  I will try to find out details

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 09:38 AM

Marble Slab has a termination of lease notice posted in their window, dated today, for breach of covenant and failure to pay rent. 

 

So much poor abandoned ice cream left inside... 



#95 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 10:12 AM

In other news, their previous rent paid for the now complete front doors.

I guess in some way these new doors keep more heat in? Don’t know how that works...

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 03:10 PM

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#97 grantpalin

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 05:11 PM

Passed by the centre atrium today and saw the previous clothing store papered up with signage that Purdy's is moving there, while still open at the current location until then.


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#98 PraiseKek

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:45 PM

I would have thought all the bike lanes would have been a boon for this place. 



#99 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 01:01 PM

The Old Cannery is opening at the former location of BCBG Max Azria on the lower level.

#100 nagel

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 01:05 PM

I would have thought all the bike lanes would have been a boon for this place.


Which one would that be. There are no bike lanes around the mall other than one that isn’t even open yet.

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