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cityboy Feb 17, 2017 7:55 PM

"Metalsmiths is staying where they are. They had signs up that they were closing for renovations. Not sure how they afford to stay in a space but that seems to be what is happening. Could be the same for Aldo Accessories but wouldn't be surprised to see them gone."


It's interesting because they are still listed on 20 Vic's floorplan in the same spot, yet their website has been updated to show the concept store opening in Grasslands in Summer 2017 and no mention of their Cornwall store...

Dan0myte Feb 17, 2017 8:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Stormer (Post 7715744)
I guess they renewed their lease. That means no Cineplex at Grasslands.

That seemed to be apparent once Harvard starting building the multi-lease space on the lot beside London Drugs. In the original plans I think we had determined that the outline of the proposed was very much a "theater" shape & size. This new building that's being built instead is your run of the mill commercial space.

Speaking of which, is it known what businesses will be leasing inside that new Grasslands building?

SpongeG Feb 17, 2017 8:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Stormer (Post 7715750)
Based on the floorplans, they clearly will have second floor access and why wouldn't you want that in two level mall. There is the small issue of the heritage fa├žade inside the mall.

http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/med...e/smitty-s.jpg

easier to control access for security. they usually have one big checkout close to the entrance/exit, too many entrance points means they need more cashier space thus eliminating space for product.

cityboy Feb 17, 2017 9:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Dan0myte (Post 7715854)
That seemed to be apparent once Harvard starting building the multi-lease space on the lot beside London Drugs. In the original plans I think we had determined that the outline of the proposed was very much a "theater" shape & size. This new building that's being built instead is your run of the mill commercial space.

Speaking of which, is it known what businesses will be leasing inside that new Grasslands building?

Winners/Homesense

Drofmab Feb 18, 2017 6:20 PM

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Originally Posted by bulldog14 (Post 7715517)
Metalsmiths is staying where they are. They had signs up that they were closing for renovations. Not sure how they afford to stay in a space but that seems to be what is happening.

Do you have a source for this info? I'm in the mall virtually every day, and I never once saw a sign up saying that they were closing for renovations. As noted previously, the Cornwall location is no longer listed on Metalsmiths' website, only the new Grasslands concept store (opening summer 2017).

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Papyrus is closing according to workers in the store, The Source will be moving back upstairs into that spot.
The Source's current space looks far from temporary, IMO. You could be right - but I'd say they put more money into a temporary space than makes reasonable business sense (maybe Bell's having trouble figuring out what to do with their profits). Or maybe it's part of a longer term strategy for Cornwall - shift Source down to that space until H&M is open in 2018, then shift the Source up to the Papryus space. Seems odd to me, though.

Drofmab Feb 18, 2017 6:31 PM

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Originally Posted by cityboy (Post 7715774)
If they renovate their concessions, as well as update their theatres I am actually ok with this. It's not much difference for southwest residents to travel from Harbour Landing to Southland and if they lost the Cineplex, it would spell bad news for the mall. I'd really like to see things continue to improve there.

I'd sent an email to Cineplex a few months ago basically expressing that this theatre needed major work, or replacement. I highlighted the fact that I drive across town to Normanview, rather than going to the theatre that is walkable (why would I go for an inferior experience when the tickets are the same price?). They'd really stopped improving Southland after adding 3D.

Renovating these theatres & adding recliners is a step in the right direction. If we can't get a brand new theatre, this is a good compromise.

Too bad a VIP theatre doesn't make sense there, but perhaps we'll see an AVX and/or DBOX tossed in for good measure ;)

EDIT: movies at Southland are actually a bit cheaper ($10 vs $12.50), didn't realize that.

one_brick_at_a_time Feb 18, 2017 11:26 PM

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Originally Posted by SpongeG (Post 7715867)
easier to control access for security. they usually have one big checkout close to the entrance/exit, too many entrance points means they need more cashier space thus eliminating space for product.

I actually have never seen a cash station of an H&M by the entrance. The cash is always further in. More so the issue is just having security at each entrance.

Nathan Feb 19, 2017 2:15 AM

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Originally Posted by one_brick_at_a_time (Post 7716854)
I actually have never seen a cash station of an H&M by the entrance. The cash is always further in. More so the issue is just having security at each entrance.

I was thinking the same thing. It's always been in the middle or at the back.

Udon'tknow Feb 19, 2017 4:51 AM

El Tropezon
 
There's hope yet for a Mexican restaurant opening in the Queen City.

Flores and his wife, who he credits with pushing him to make the first step in realizing his long-term goal of opening a restaurant in Regina, began serving out of his food truck a month ago.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskat...rant-1.3978614

bulldog14 Feb 19, 2017 9:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Drofmab (Post 7716647)
Do you have a source for this info? I'm in the mall virtually every day, and I never once saw a sign up saying that they were closing for renovations. As noted previously, the Cornwall location is no longer listed on Metalsmiths' website, only the new Grasslands concept store (opening summer 2017).



The Source's current space looks far from temporary, IMO. You could be right - but I'd say they put more money into a temporary space than makes reasonable business sense (maybe Bell's having trouble figuring out what to do with their profits). Or maybe it's part of a longer term strategy for Cornwall - shift Source down to that space until H&M is open in 2018, then shift the Source up to the Papryus space. Seems odd to me, though.

Do my own eyes count as a source? I read the signs that were printed on 8 1/2 by 11 sheets of paper. Also the floor plan shows them still in that space with the other changes like MAC cosmetics and The Source in the Papyrus spot. I have no idea why it would have been removed from the Metalsmiths website though.

In regards to The Source, I agree it seems their new space is more than temporary but it's also a much larger store. Larger store = higher rent/lease payment. I'm guessing Cornwall offered for them to move there for the same price as their old store and then they will move back to a similar space when Papyrus vacated and renos are completed.

BrannyMuffin Feb 19, 2017 5:16 PM

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Originally Posted by bulldog14 (Post 7717144)
Do my own eyes count as a source? I read the signs that were printed on 8 1/2 by 11 sheets of paper. Also the floor plan shows them still in that space with the other changes like MAC cosmetics and The Source in the Papyrus spot. I have no idea why it would have been removed from the Metalsmiths website though.

In regards to The Source, I agree it seems their new space is more than temporary but it's also a much larger store. Larger store = higher rent/lease payment. I'm guessing Cornwall offered for them to move there for the same price as their old store and then they will move back to a similar space when Papyrus vacated and renos are completed.

I'm only going by what I've heard, so you could be right. Having said that, the map isn't completely accurate. Aldo Accessories is closed, but still listed, for example. The other thing that makes me inclined to believe that Metalsmiths is closing is that the mall has stated that Saje Wellness would be opening next to Sephora. That only leaves Metalsmiths or Bench as a location.

one_brick_at_a_time Feb 20, 2017 3:40 AM

Does anyone know if Southland Mall, Cornwall Centre or Northgate mall were built to allow for another floor?

Also does anyone have any updated pictures of the Golden Mile renovation progress, the south Albert Street coop/A&W redevelopment, as well as what is going on across the street from the Golden Mile on the former gas station land?

Drofmab Feb 21, 2017 4:59 PM

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Originally Posted by one_brick_at_a_time (Post 7715569)

Cineplex didn't waste any time on this - was at a movie on Saturday... they already have signs announcing the renos up; walls are being patched (presume this means a fresh coat of paint); and 2 theatres are closed for renovations.

one_brick_at_a_time Feb 21, 2017 5:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Drofmab (Post 7719065)
Cineplex didn't waste any time on this - was at a movie on Saturday... they already have signs announcing the renos up; walls are being patched (presume this means a fresh coat of paint); and 2 theatres are closed for renovations.

I am very happy about this. And I hope some new paint as well!

pappcam Feb 26, 2017 10:57 PM

Someone is actually taking over the HMV stores.

http://globalnews.ca/news/3274299/hm.../?sf58831902=1

Stormer Feb 27, 2017 4:13 AM

Planet Fitness is taking over the former Wholesale Sports location. WTF

BrutallyDishonest2 Feb 27, 2017 4:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Stormer (Post 7724753)
Planet Fitness is taking over the former Wholesale Sports location. WTF

That was discussed a while back.

Everyone wants to get in on the party! And just wait until other brands get back in on the action!

HomeInMyShoes Feb 27, 2017 3:01 PM

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Originally Posted by pappcam (Post 7724467)
Someone is actually taking over the HMV stores.

http://globalnews.ca/news/3274299/hm.../?sf58831902=1

Wow. I'm happy about that. I still love browsing music even if I don't purchase as much anymore. Although that's probably a retail disaster waiting to happen.

Brizzy82 Feb 27, 2017 7:50 PM

Interesting. I wonder which HMVs will make the switch.

There was a Sunrise Records in Polo Park here in Winnipeg for the 2015 Christmas season. It didn't feel very permanent, and it only lasted about 3-6 months if I recall correctly, so it must have been a pop up shop or something.

They had a lot of neat stuff. Lots of vinyl, and a bigger selection of shirts/glasses/pins etc than you find at HMV.

Nathan Feb 27, 2017 8:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Brizzy82 (Post 7725410)
Interesting. I wonder which HMVs will make the switch.

There was a Sunrise Records in Polo Park here in Winnipeg for the 2015 Christmas season. It didn't feel very permanent, and it only lasted about 3-6 months if I recall correctly, so it must have been a pop up shop or something.

They had a lot of neat stuff. Lots of vinyl, and a bigger selection of shirts/glasses/pins etc than you find at HMV.

I'd guess they'd be more likely to keep the downtown Stoon and Regina locations. They're the stronger malls with more regular foot traffic and some stores with destination pull. I haven't been to the Lawson in a while, but Southland's struggling a little.

one_brick_at_a_time Feb 27, 2017 9:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Nathan (Post 7725437)
I'd guess they'd be more likely to keep the downtown Stoon and Regina locations. They're the stronger malls with more regular foot traffic and some stores with destination pull. I haven't been to the Lawson in a while, but Southland's struggling a little.

Southland Mall's rent would be cheaper and I am sure Southland would give them a good deal. I can't see them choosing Cornwall Centre.

HomeInMyShoes Feb 27, 2017 9:33 PM

I'd like the Southland one to stay open, but that's because my son and I sometimes stop to pick up a new movie for the collection every now and then. The Southland is a great mall, although there have been a few too many vacant spots for too long. The reno to the Bothwell library is great.

Nathan Feb 27, 2017 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by one_brick_at_a_time (Post 7725512)
Southland Mall's rent would be cheaper and I am sure Southland would give them a good deal. I can't see them choosing Cornwall Centre.

Rent would have been pretty cheap for CD Plus at Northgate too, but that's just one piece of the puzzle. The cheapest rent won't help you if you don't have enough potential customers. But there definitely are arguments for both locations.

BrutallyDishonest2 Feb 27, 2017 11:49 PM

I don't think it really matters. I can't imagine this experiment will work at all.

Drofmab Mar 1, 2017 3:43 AM

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Originally Posted by one_brick_at_a_time (Post 7725512)
Southland Mall's rent would be cheaper and I am sure Southland would give them a good deal. I can't see them choosing Cornwall Centre.

Staff at the Cornwall HMV says Sunrise is taking over the Southland HMV, not Cornwall. He also said Victoria's Secret is taking over the Cornwall HMV spot. I'd take his info with a large grain of salt.

Drofmab Mar 1, 2017 3:45 AM

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Originally Posted by BrutallyDishonest2 (Post 7725682)
I don't think it really matters. I can't imagine this experiment will work at all.

I agree - this is a pretty aggressive expansion, my hunch is that it's too much, too fast. Even if enough people are as passionate about LPs as Sunrise believes, you don't normally see relatively small companies make major leaps like this successfully.

Stormer Mar 1, 2017 4:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Drofmab (Post 7726965)
I agree - this is a pretty aggressive expansion, my hunch is that it's too much, too fast. Even if enough people are as passionate about LPs as Sunrise believes, you don't normally see relatively small companies make major leaps like this successfully.

Kinda reminds me of Postmedia's takeover of bankrupt Canwest's newspapers. The could not beleive what a great deal they were getting.

Nathan Mar 1, 2017 4:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Drofmab (Post 7726959)
Staff at the Cornwall HMV says Sunrise is taking over the Southland HMV, not Cornwall. He also said Victoria's Secret is taking over the Cornwall HMV spot. I'd take his info with a large grain of salt.

Quite a large grain... HMV's space is about 1/3 the side of Saskatoon's Victoria's Secret. Even taking over Ardene's and Volcom next door would still leave it about 3000 sq. ft. short, assuming they'd have a similar size. (I'm ignoring the hallway since those can be moved as we know with H&M).

Nathan Mar 1, 2017 4:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Stormer (Post 7726981)
Kinda reminds me of Postmedia's takeover of bankrupt Canwest's newspapers. The could not beleive what a great deal they were getting.

I agree it's a risky bet, but there's 1 huge difference in the HMV>Sunrise transition vs Canwest>Post Media.

Post Media did a takeover of struggling properties and in doing so, took the baggage along with. Sunrise is just taking soon to be freed up retail space currently leased to HMV; there is no carry-over from HMV whatsoever, though I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to hire some of the staff.

From the news releases, I view Sunrise's model as somewhat akin to Comic Readers on 11th, but instead of comics, they'll stock movies/CDs/vinyl. The rest of the store will have the same pop-culture items, and from the sounds of it, a lot more than HMV.

I think they have a chance, but yes, the too big, too fast could be problematic.

bulldog14 Mar 1, 2017 7:05 PM

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Originally Posted by BrannyMuffin (Post 7717297)
I'm only going by what I've heard, so you could be right. Having said that, the map isn't completely accurate. Aldo Accessories is closed, but still listed, for example. The other thing that makes me inclined to believe that Metalsmiths is closing is that the mall has stated that Saje Wellness would be opening next to Sephora. That only leaves Metalsmiths or Bench as a location.

Who knows, I just read those signs before they put up the walls to do the work. I just find it odd they wouldn't include Saje Wellness on the floor plan if they've already announced its moving in beside Sephora, considering they have other future stores also on the floor plan.

Where abouts was it announced that Saje Wellness would be moving in beside Sephora? I missed that announcement.

Drofmab Mar 1, 2017 7:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Nathan (Post 7726984)
Quite a large grain... HMV's space is about 1/3 the side of Saskatoon's Victoria's Secret. Even taking over Ardene's and Volcom next door would still leave it about 3000 sq. ft. short, assuming they'd have a similar size. (I'm ignoring the hallway since those can be moved as we know with H&M).

yes - I meant take the Sunrise is going to Sland with a large grain of salt, because the Victoria's Secret info seemed completely inaccurate (short of a full reno of the area, as you note)

one_brick_at_a_time Mar 2, 2017 12:13 AM

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Originally Posted by cityboy (Post 7715795)
"Metalsmiths is staying where they are. They had signs up that they were closing for renovations. Not sure how they afford to stay in a space but that seems to be what is happening. Could be the same for Aldo Accessories but wouldn't be surprised to see them gone."


It's interesting because they are still listed on 20 Vic's floorplan in the same spot, yet their website has been updated to show the concept store opening in Grasslands in Summer 2017 and no mention of their Cornwall store...

Ran into some workers at an event here in montreal from Cornwall Centre and they said Saje is taking Metalsmiths spot.

Drofmab Mar 8, 2017 9:08 PM

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Originally Posted by one_brick_at_a_time (Post 7727862)
Ran into some workers at an event here in montreal from Cornwall Centre and they said Saje is taking Metalsmiths spot.

Saje signage is up on the former Metalsmiths space.

Papyrus staff say they're closing around the end of next week. most stock is 50% off, some seasonal cards are $1 (Easter, Mothers Day, etc).

bulldog14 Mar 8, 2017 9:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Drofmab (Post 7734417)
Saje signage is up on the former Metalsmiths space.

Papyrus staff say they're closing around the end of next week. most stock is 50% off, some seasonal cards are $1 (Easter, Mothers Day, etc).

Saw the Saje signage up today. Still odd Metalsmith's ever put that they were renovating on small signage but probably good to get them out of the mall as that store was mostly a dead spot.

BrannyMuffin Mar 9, 2017 7:09 PM

http://regina.ctvnews.ca/mobile/sunr...tion-1.3318051

Sunrise is taking over the Southland HMV location. No news about Cornwall.

Drofmab Mar 9, 2017 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Drofmab (Post 7719065)
Cineplex didn't waste any time on this - was at a movie on Saturday... they already have signs announcing the renos up; walls are being patched (presume this means a fresh coat of paint); and 2 theatres are closed for renovations.

They really didn't waste time - these two theatres are now open with recliners.
(Logan & Before I Fall are the movie options right now)

https://www.cineplex.com/Showtimes/a...?Date=3/9/2017

Festivus Mar 10, 2017 12:38 AM

My concern about the Southland theatre reno has to do with the shallow slope inside each theatre (relative to Galaxy or Imax). As it was, it was hard to see above the people in front of you unless they were quite short. If you recline and they don't...well, you won't be able to see at all.

I know they are doing this to revitalize the theatre. But it has small screens and a shallow slope for seating, so I don't think this will attract me.

BrutallyDishonest2 Mar 10, 2017 2:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Festivus (Post 7735736)
My concern about the Southland theatre reno has to do with the shallow slope inside each theatre (relative to Galaxy or Imax). As it was, it was hard to see above the people in front of you unless they were quite short. If you recline and they don't...well, you won't be able to see at all.

I know they are doing this to revitalize the theatre. But it has small screens and a shallow slope for seating, so I don't think this will attract me.

Exactly. I don't go a lot to the movies but I avoid Southland because I don't enjoy seeing people's heads.

Drofmab Mar 10, 2017 4:38 PM

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Originally Posted by BrutallyDishonest2 (Post 7735866)
Exactly. I don't go a lot to the movies but I avoid Southland because I don't enjoy seeing people's heads.

The lack of stadium seating combined with recliners does get me curious - I have a hard time imagining how it will work.

I've tend to avoid Sland because the seats are uncomfortable, and the viewing angle isn't ideal. They've clearly solved one of my concerns, but in doing so, they may have exacerbated the other... we'll see, I've got some Scene points I don't mind burning on Logan.

SaskTaxpayers Mar 17, 2017 6:03 PM

Regina Costco - New Location Unveiled
 
If this has already been posted elsewhere, please remove or merge. I had thought it was already publicly announced, but based on the way the post has gone viral over the past 72 hours, it is my assumption that this is to be treated as breaking news.

The new (relocated) Costco has been formally unveiled to be going at the new Aurora Retail Complex, in the SE corner of the Victoria Avenue and Tower Road (New name Anaquod Road) intersection.

More here: https://www.facebook.com/Chad4Regina...870664/?type=3

https://scontent.fyqr1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...a6&oe=59281050

esquire Mar 17, 2017 6:19 PM

Any word on what will happen with the existing store?

HomeInMyShoes Mar 17, 2017 6:31 PM

^An appearance in the Ugly Canada thread?

esquire Mar 17, 2017 6:41 PM

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Originally Posted by HomeInMyShoes (Post 7743605)
^An appearance in the Ugly Canada thread?

:haha:

I think all Costcos are honourary members of that thread.

jigglysquishy Mar 17, 2017 7:09 PM

Worst kept secret?

I expect it to open Q4 2017 so that the bypass is open first.

Stormer Mar 17, 2017 7:44 PM

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Originally Posted by jigglysquishy (Post 7743656)
Worst kept secret?

I expect it to open Q4 2017 so that the bypass is open first.

You realize we are 2 weeks away form Q2 2017 right?

jigglysquishy Mar 17, 2017 7:52 PM

Yes. It's an easy build and they intend to start late Q2.

Everything I've heard is that they want to be open for Christmas.

Stormer Mar 17, 2017 8:11 PM

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Originally Posted by jigglysquishy (Post 7743707)
Yes. It's an easy build and they intend to start late Q2.

Everything I've heard is that they want to be open for Christmas.


I guess you are right. They got Saskatoon's open on Nov.10 with a similar time line. Pretty amazing. I guess stocking shelves is a lot quicker.

yveseluj Mar 17, 2017 9:16 PM

Chad Novak, heh.

Anyways, this has been the worst kept secret. Wonder how far away Regina is from getting a second Costco now that Saskatoon has gotten its second.

brithgob Mar 17, 2017 9:19 PM

It's literally a big box. I assume with a Costco there are fewer fixtures to assemble than a typical supermarket/discount store.

Cyro Mar 17, 2017 10:04 PM

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Originally Posted by SaskTaxpayers (Post 7743571)
If this has already been posted elsewhere, please remove or merge. I had thought it was already publicly announced, but based on the way the post has gone viral over the past 72 hours, it is my assumption that this is to be treated as breaking news.

Yeah, more of a retail related addition to a larger project, but if it's big news in Regina we can let it ride in a separate thread rather than the Regina Retail Thread.

..welcome to the forum..


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