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one_brick_at_a_time Mar 5, 2018 6:36 PM

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Originally Posted by prairieguy (Post 8108298)
my wife and I coming down to Regina this weekend for some sports action....but, of course she will want to do some shopping too! Is Cornwall basically full of tenants as I am sure that is where she will go.

Cornwall Centre Regina

Women's Apparel
Ardene
Cleo
Dynamite
Garage
Rickis

Men's Apparel
Tip Top Tailors

Other Apparel
American Eagle Outfitters
Below The Belt
Bench
Boathouse
Eddie Bauer
Foot Locker
Gap
H&M (opens March 29th)
Jersey City
La Senza
La Vie En Rose
Le Chateau
Lululemon Athletica
Roots
RW & Co.
Volcom
West 49
Zumiez

Children's Apparel
Children's Place
Gap Kids

Footwear
Aldo
Call It Spring
Payless Shoesource
Quarks
Soft Moc

Jewelry & Fashion Accessories
Claire's
Culture Craze
Hillberg & Berk
Pandora
Peoples
Solar X Eyewear

Home Furnishing & Décor
Stokes

Electronics/Photo/Music & Video
Bell
Cell Style
Cellicon
EB Games
Iworld Connect
Jump.ca
Koodo Mobile
Rogers
Sunrise Records
Telus
Virgin Mobile
Wirelesswave
Wow Mobile Boutique

Food Court
A&W
Cookies By George
Dairy Queen/Orange Julius
Edo Japan
Extreme Pita
Freshii
Kung Pao Wok
New York Fries
Opa! Of Greece
Subway
Taco Time
Thai Express
Trifon's Pizza
Umi Sushi Express

Specialty Foods
Booster Juice
DAVIDsTEA
Laura Secord
Tim Hortons
Zam Zam Wraps

Health & Beauty Stores/Services
Bath & Body Works
Beauty Plus Brow Studio
Chatters Hair Salon
General Nutrition Centres (GNC)
Saje Natural Wellness
Sephora
Shoppers Drug Mart
The Body Shop

Other Services
Saskatchewan Lotteries
Entertainment & Recreation
Marlin Travel

Large Format Users
Dollarama
Hudson's Bay
H&M (Opens March 29th)

Other Tenants
Ehealth Saskatchewan
Guest Services Kiosk

prairieguy Mar 5, 2018 6:43 PM

Thank you....she will be disappointed H & M not open, but probably will save me money...

Tyler19944 Mar 6, 2018 1:47 AM

Is the main floor entrance of the new entrance at the old Smittys entrance?

Also, is old Bryans now a Starbucks? Or did that not go through?

Nathan Mar 6, 2018 1:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Tyler19944 (Post 8108911)
Is the main floor entrance of the new entrance at the old Smittys entrance?

Also, is old Bryans now a Starbucks? Or did that not go through?

The entrance is the same. It just now has Timmies where Second Cup used to be and H&M where Havik, Smitty's, and that one jewellery story used to be.

And yes, Starbucks is now where Bryan's used to be.

Tyler19944 Mar 6, 2018 5:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Nathan (Post 8108916)
The entrance is the same. It just now has Timmies where Second Cup used to be and H&M where Havik, Smitty's, and that one jewellery story used to be.

And yes, Starbucks is now where Bryan's used to be.


Oh gosh, I am just looking at my last message... I was on mobile as well as a little preoccupied. But thanks for a response anyway :cheers:

What I meant to ask was is the new entrance of H&M where the old entrance of Smitty's was?

Nathan Mar 6, 2018 7:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Tyler19944 (Post 8109113)
Oh gosh, I am just looking at my last message... I was on mobile as well as a little preoccupied. But thanks for a response anyway :cheers:

What I meant to ask was is the new entrance of H&M where the old entrance of Smitty's was?

I was trying to figure out what you were asking... :haha:

It looks like both the old entrances to Havik and Smitty's will lead into the new H&M.

one_brick_at_a_time Mar 6, 2018 3:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Nathan (Post 8109169)
I was trying to figure out what you were asking... :haha:

It looks like both the old entrances to Havik and Smitty's will lead into the new H&M.

I’m guessing 2 entrances main floor and one on the second floor.

ceedub1170 Mar 6, 2018 4:19 PM

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Originally Posted by one_brick_at_a_time (Post 8109383)
I’m guessing 2 entrances main floor and one on the second floor.

I would guess there would be 4 entrances.
1. Main floor inside the mall
2. Second floor from inside the mall.
3. Outside Entrance on 11th
4. Second Floor at the back, where the Galleria Skywalk is located.

ceedub1170 Mar 6, 2018 4:33 PM

^^
On second glance...I saw this map: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzO...IwMS1VM00/view

The skywalk looks to have a path going behind the store.

So, I think there will be 3 entrances.

HomeInMyShoes Mar 6, 2018 6:41 PM

And here's the outside one. They are putting up a sign today. It is looking quite shiny. I'm guessing it should be up by within a couple of hours.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4622/...75b29e9d_c.jpg
2018-03-06_12-39-26 by (HomeInMyShoes), on Flickr

CoryB Mar 6, 2018 8:11 PM

Re Sears replacement in Cornwall timing. Consider these for perspective. In Winnipeg Polo Park took a pre-bankruptcy buyout for their Sears location and it was among the first to close post-bankruptcy. No plans are announced and it seems to be trending to Holiday 2018 or later.

St Vital Centre had at least one tenant lined up for the former Sears space before it closed. After closing construction crews were in the space doing some structural related work, thought to be in preparation for the new tenants as the space, like most Sears spaces, will need to be split into smaller units. More recently the stores are started that the space will be a complete demo and rebuild. The space is somewhat awkward as it is a two story store with a basement on a single story mall with only a central escalator.

Another point of reference would be to look at the time from the announcement for the Cornwall H&M to opening.

On broader terms I expect Sears replacements to still be rolling out well into 2020. Heck one of the last Target spaces is still being worked on in Winnipeg and that has been several years.

one_brick_at_a_time Mar 6, 2018 8:11 PM

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Originally Posted by HomeInMyShoes (Post 8109705)
And here's the outside one. They are putting up a sign today. It is looking quite shiny. I'm guessing it should be up by within a couple of hours.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4622/...75b29e9d_c.jpg
2018-03-06_12-39-26 by (HomeInMyShoes), on Flickr

Yaaas! Can’t wait for the final look! :)

one_brick_at_a_time Mar 6, 2018 8:13 PM

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Originally Posted by CoryB (Post 8109887)
Re Sears replacement in Cornwall timing. Consider these for perspective. In Winnipeg Polo Park took a pre-bankruptcy buyout for their Sears location and it was among the first to close post-bankruptcy. No plans are announced and it seems to be trending to Holiday 2018 or later.

St Vital Centre had at least one tenant lined up for the former Sears space before it closed. After closing construction crews were in the space doing some structural related work, thought to be in preparation for the new tenants as the space, like most Sears spaces, will need to be split into smaller units. More recently the stores are started that the space will be a complete demo and rebuild. The space is somewhat awkward as it is a two story store with a basement on a single story mall with only a central escalator.

Another point of reference would be to look at the time from the announcement for the Cornwall H&M to opening.

On broader terms I expect Sears replacements to still be rolling out well into 2020. Heck one of the last Target spaces is still being worked on in Winnipeg and that has been several years.

Hopefully Sears Cornwall Centre redevelopment will be a different story. :)

CoryB Mar 7, 2018 4:26 PM

^^ I know it is only March but if you figure a six month process from permitting through building to opening we are already sliding well into fall 2018. As there doesn't seem to be anything solid on what is replacing Sears at Cornwall I would suspect it is sliding into the 18-24 month window before something opens to replace it.

For what it is worth Polo Park seems to be sitting idle too even though there are lots of rumors about what might happen including Hudson Bay relocating for the space at the other end of the mall. Consider the other end of the mall went from Eaton's to Eatons to Sears to Hudson Bay it has a really odd mix of design styles. Also the Sears space at Polo Park is a little odd as it is a two-story (and basement) space on a two story mall but has limited access to the second floor as the floor height is significantly lower than the rest of the mall. Having a single retailer like Hudson Bay move it would also the space on the other end to be split and it is slightly easier to do.

DandyUnderworld Mar 7, 2018 4:52 PM

I'm not a fan, but a Winners/Home Sense would make sense for 1 floor of the old Sears space, maybe a Chapters/Indigo for the other floor? Sorry, idle speculation...it's just getting harder to envision big retailers moving into urban core malls.

Kegger Mar 7, 2018 5:00 PM

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Originally Posted by DandyUnderworld (Post 8111038)
I'm not a fan, but a Winners/Home Sense would make sense for 1 floor of the old Sears space, maybe a Chapters/Indigo for the other floor? Sorry, idle speculation...it's just getting harder to envision big retailers moving into urban core malls.

I could imagine Shoppers needing a larger footprint. It seems to be very busy as it is now. More space might even allow for an expanded grocery section. Wouldn't that be nice.

jigglysquishy Mar 7, 2018 5:13 PM

Shoppers is a nightmare at lunch. Long lines, skinny aisles, and impatient people makes for a very stressful experience

one_brick_at_a_time Mar 7, 2018 5:32 PM

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Originally Posted by jigglysquishy (Post 8111076)
Shoppers is a nightmare at lunch. Long lines, skinny aisles, and impatient people makes for a very stressful experience

The Shoppers current location could be a prime location for a fashion retailer too. The old Sears chunk to include for a larger Shoppers would be nice. Concerning Chapters, even an IndigoSpirit (smaller size Indigo/Chapters) would be a nice option for the mall. Maybe a Rainbow Cinemas offshoot too? If anything I could see them moving some retailers into Sears, to open up more prime spots in the current mall concourse. I remember rumour of Forever21 and Victoria’s Secret floating around, which both would need Shoppers floor plan size for sure ($10,000sqft at least).

Tyler19944 Mar 7, 2018 5:38 PM

A Whole Foods would be great (but a pipe dream?)! A grocery store would be a piece of the puzzle downtown is missing.

one_brick_at_a_time Mar 7, 2018 6:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Tyler19944 (Post 8111109)
A Whole Foods would be great (but a pipe dream?)! A grocery store would be a piece of the puzzle downtown is missing.

A grocery store is needed, yes. But to take up a large chunk of that mall for it, naw. The would be the biggest waste of prime retail space. Maybe first floor of the SaskTel building converted to a grocery store.

Tyler19944 Mar 7, 2018 6:43 PM

I really don’t think a single retailer will take over. It will definitely be multiple tenants.

brithgob Mar 7, 2018 9:04 PM

The speculation about Shoppers actually lines up with rumours I've heard.

I know Nordstorm or Saks aren't in the cards. But Simons seems like a possibility, perhaps for one floor.

one_brick_at_a_time Mar 7, 2018 9:23 PM

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Originally Posted by brithgob (Post 8111456)
The speculation about Shoppers actually lines up with rumours I've heard.

I know Nordstorm or Saks aren't in the cards. But Simons seems like a possibility, perhaps for one floor.

That way Shoppers could expand their grocery selection, which for interim would be a good thing for downtown. Simons would be brilliant.

Either way, I feel strongly that once H&M opens (and maybe the talk has already started) other national and international chains that have overlooked Regina will start to figure out if they want to expand here too. I am sure there is pressure to get that huge chunk of space left by Sears dealt with.

And the orange outer tile better be on the chopping block for some glass, GLAss, GLASS!!! :)

A Cineplex VIP theatre would be amazing.

Also wondering if Casino Regina has any future ambitions for renovation, expansion and or a hotel.

****Would the Cornwall Centre ever consider moving the entire food court into a section of Sears and then put stores in the former? I have always found the food court an odd design.

Tyler19944 Mar 7, 2018 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by one_brick_at_a_time (Post 8111485)

****Would the Cornwall Centre ever consider moving the entire food court into a section of Sears and then put stores in the former? I have always found the food court an odd design.

If they were able to fill the two floors left by Sears it would be so cool if they built a third floor overtop of the old Sears and put a food court there!

I also agree that the food court currently is an odd design. It just doesn't feel like thats where it should be, and it is so cramped.

SpongeG Mar 7, 2018 11:37 PM

shoppers has been extending their Beauty Boutique in some stores, in malls they will usually have their own entrance separate from the shoppers main entrance with inside connections. For the metrotown store they took over space from next door to expand and make the beauty boutique. You can shop in there without having to go inside the shoppers.

they seem to be competing with Sephora, the spaces are quite large.

https://i1.wp.com/www10.aeccafe.com/...8_sc_v2com.jpg
Image Courtesy © Nathan Nardin

one_brick_at_a_time Mar 8, 2018 12:20 AM

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Originally Posted by SpongeG (Post 8111683)
shoppers has been extending their Beauty Boutique in some stores, in malls they will usually have their own entrance separate from the shoppers main entrance with inside connections. For the metrotown store they took over space from next door to expand and make the beauty boutique. You can shop in there without having to go inside the shoppers.

they seem to be competing with Sephora, the spaces are quite large.

https://i1.wp.com/www10.aeccafe.com/...8_sc_v2com.jpg
Image Courtesy © Nathan Nardin

Beauty Boutique came out of the entrance to our market of Sephora.

one_brick_at_a_time Mar 8, 2018 12:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Tyler19944 (Post 8111625)
If they were able to fill the two floors left by Sears it would be so cool if they built a third floor overtop of the old Sears and put a food court there!

I also agree that the food court currently is an odd design. It just doesn't feel like thats where it should be, and it is so cramped.

Escalators up to the 3rd level food court would be amazing. Something with lots of glass in the ceiling to look at the sky while you eat. That also would allow for the washrooms to be expanded. The men’s in brutal.

brithgob Mar 8, 2018 12:41 AM

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Originally Posted by one_brick_at_a_time (Post 8111732)
Escalators up to the 3rd level food court would be amazing. Something with lots of glass in the ceiling to look at the sky while you eat. That also would allow for the washrooms to be expanded. The men’s in brutal.

You’re giving me wistful memories of the Galleria. (Sigh)

one_brick_at_a_time Mar 8, 2018 2:30 AM

This is what Yorkdale Mall in Toronto did to their new third floor eatery (there is a pit stop at a coffee shop)....

http://urbantoronto.ca/sites/default...5461-17174.jpg

http://urbantoronto.ca/sites/default...5461-17172.jpg

Funny enough, the food court layout pretty much looks like the second floor Sears (with a new Hamilton Street entrance haha)

HomeInMyShoes Mar 9, 2018 1:18 PM

It would be nice to see the Sears location split into smaller CRUs. But the cost would be huge and I don't know how good the market is for mid-size retailers of which Cornwall would probably like to get to take a good portion of the space.

What on earth do you do with the basement as well?

A new sign. Still some work to do on it.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4772/...90790b70_z.jpg
2018-03-09_07-13-02 by (HomeInMyShoes), on Flickr

Looks good against the old stone.

brithgob Mar 9, 2018 2:10 PM

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Originally Posted by HomeInMyShoes (Post 8113712)
It would be nice to see the Sears location split into smaller CRUs. But the cost would be huge and I don't know how good the market is for mid-size retailers of which Cornwall would probably like to get to take a good portion of the space.

Uh, splitting it up is literally the only option. There is no other similarly-sized tenant waiting to jump into that space.

HomeInMyShoes Mar 9, 2018 2:21 PM

^If we look at past malls in Canada and even Regina there is also the possibility of leasing space to government or specialty health. Not what I'd like to see, but certainly one result that could happen.

pappcam Mar 9, 2018 4:02 PM

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Originally Posted by HomeInMyShoes (Post 8113766)
^If we look at past malls in Canada and even Regina there is also the possibility of leasing space to government or specialty health. Not what I'd like to see, but certainly one result that could happen.

They already lease the 3rd floor of the Bay to government. I'm not sure putting more offices in what should be prime retail space is a good idea and I hope it doesn't come to that.

Drofmab Mar 10, 2018 3:28 AM

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Originally Posted by HomeInMyShoes (Post 8113766)
^If we look at past malls in Canada and even Regina there is also the possibility of leasing space to government or specialty health. Not what I'd like to see, but certainly one result that could happen.

True, but in the era of provincial belt-tightening, I can't think of any gov't entity looking to spend money on a move. Especially not to downtown (with associated higher rents). Cornwall would really, really have to make it worth their while to consolidate ministries that already have downtown offices. Strikes me as exceptionally unlikely (but, for the record, I also believed a Superstore in Golden Mile was exceptionally unlikely... yet, here we are).

StealthGirl Mar 11, 2018 5:08 PM

Rumour is Kim&Ashlees/Sweet Ambrosia has closed without notice, leaving people with baking orders and cake orders in the lurch.

pappcam Mar 11, 2018 5:25 PM

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Originally Posted by StealthGirl (Post 8116008)
Rumour is Kim&Ashlees/Sweet Ambrosia has closed without notice, leaving people with baking orders and cake orders in the lurch.

Surprised they had any business to do considering all the bad press and reviews they get.

Festivus Mar 11, 2018 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by StealthGirl (Post 8116008)
Rumour is Kim&Ashlees/Sweet Ambrosia has closed without notice, leaving people with baking orders and cake orders in the lurch.

While I've enjoyed some of their cupcake pops in the past, I've only heard bad things about their cake making for weddings and events. I've also heard they treat their staff pretty poorly. This is unfortunate for any staff laid off and for clients who now possibly have to find alternatives at short notice, but not surprising.

one_brick_at_a_time Mar 12, 2018 3:33 AM

Better Images of Laura Secord...

Before
https://i.imgur.com/uaT2SWO.png

After
https://i.imgur.com/u2bR0fc.png

Cellicon next to Aldo
https://i.imgur.com/qjXYwms.png

Found this awesome post as some of you (me too) might have forgotten the before regarding the inside previous Smitty's facade. Can't wait to see the comparison to the H&M version.
https://i.imgur.com/zFmRlNG.jpg

Drofmab Mar 12, 2018 4:49 PM

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Originally Posted by pappcam (Post 8116019)
Surprised they had any business to do considering all the bad press and reviews they get.

I've heard nothing but bad things about them. I'm amazed they lasted as long as they did. I tried two things from them at Riders games (ice cream sandwich & a cupcake or something similar) & they were both terrible... like, if I gave my daughter a bunch of ingredients & asked he to make me something, it would've been better.

Their Better Business Bureau rating is a B+... so, seems apparent that there were some issues, but perhaps not as bad as some might have us believe (or, they've improved).

I feel bad for the employees, & folks who have outstanding orders with them, of course.

StealthGirl Mar 12, 2018 8:06 PM

Where is the new Laura Secord in Cornwall? I haven't been downtown in a while.

kenskca Mar 12, 2018 8:11 PM

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Originally Posted by one_brick_at_a_time (Post 8111732)
Escalators up to the 3rd level food court would be amazing. Something with lots of glass in the ceiling to look at the sky while you eat. That also would allow for the washrooms to be expanded. The men’s in brutal.

Problem is there are 2 parkade levels above the old Sears.

If ever there is going to be a 3rd level added I doubt they would take away existing parkade space to do it.

one_brick_at_a_time Mar 12, 2018 8:12 PM

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Originally Posted by StealthGirl (Post 8117361)
Where is the new Laura Secord in Cornwall? I haven't been downtown in a while.

Second Floor, East side next to Telus and directly north of the second floor portion of H&M.

one_brick_at_a_time Mar 12, 2018 8:25 PM

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Originally Posted by one_brick_at_a_time (Post 7926277)

Still hoping for something like this for the Sears redevelopment...:)

one_brick_at_a_time Mar 12, 2018 8:57 PM

Also was thinking, the open land across the street from the Cornwall, south of the Delta would be a perfect spot for a Cineplex/Landark Cinemas build, and could be connected to the Cornwall through Pedway too.

https://i.imgur.com/3ezsYXX.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/fH32vUQ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/NJGUu0t.jpg

pappcam Mar 12, 2018 9:46 PM

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Originally Posted by StealthGirl (Post 8117361)
Where is the new Laura Secord in Cornwall? I haven't been downtown in a while.

Right across the new corridor to the east pedway across from H&M on the 2nd floor.

Tyler19944 Mar 12, 2018 10:40 PM

There used to be a rendering for a building where that parking lot is. I was looking all over for the renderings recently but gave up because it is nowhere to be seen. Can anyone find it? I wonder what happened to it...

I agree though that a building there would be another piece of the puzzle to make Hamilton Street more awesome. That and I've always believe the spot where Damara Spa at the Delta would make a great restaurant/patio.

Festivus Mar 12, 2018 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Drofmab (Post 8117081)
I've heard nothing but bad things about them. I'm amazed they lasted as long as they did. I tried two things from them at Riders games (ice cream sandwich & a cupcake or something similar) & they were both terrible... like, if I gave my daughter a bunch of ingredients & asked he to make me something, it would've been better.

Their Better Business Bureau rating is a B+... so, seems apparent that there were some issues, but perhaps not as bad as some might have us believe (or, they've improved).

I feel bad for the employees, & folks who have outstanding orders with them, of course.

Keep in mind that the BBB rating is effectively worthless. I've been on both ends of complaints, and the BBB is there to protect businesses. Think of it like the HR department of a large company: ostensibly there to help and protect employees, but really there to cover the company's ass. So with that in mind, a BBB rating of B+ is actually pretty bad.

one_brick_at_a_time Mar 12, 2018 11:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Tyler19944 (Post 8117538)
There used to be a rendering for a building where that parking lot is. I was looking all over for the renderings recently but gave up because it is nowhere to be seen. Can anyone find it? I wonder what happened to it...

I agree though that a building there would be another piece of the puzzle to make Hamilton Street more awesome. That and I've always believe the spot where Damara Spa at the Delta would make a great restaurant/patio.

I believe that building design was from number10 architects that used to be in regina. They had no cash for the project so it was kaboshed.

BrutallyDishonest2 Mar 13, 2018 12:56 AM

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Originally Posted by one_brick_at_a_time (Post 8117555)
I believe that building design was from number10 architects that used to be in regina. They had no cash for the project so it was kaboshed.

It has nothing to do with cash. They don't have a suitable use/tenant for the site. The owners would build there in a heartbeat if it made sense for them.

jigglysquishy Mar 13, 2018 1:11 PM

There's a market for new condos downtown. Literally zero on the market right now


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