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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


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