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Old Posted Mar 8, 2012, 5:17 PM
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Are the escalators going to be where Perks is current located?
I suppose it's possible. That Perk's location (along with the entire Perk's chain) closed down, and the kiosk has been dismantled.

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They've started excavating the floor in that area. Now, it would seem virtually certain that at least one direction, perhaps both, of the replacement escalator will indeed be going in the former Perk's location.

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The space today:

According to Colleen Cosgrove of the Chronicle Herald , it looks like its going to be a "contemporary" restaurant called Tempo, owned by Delta, not a Jacks unfortunately.

"The national hotel chain acquired two storefronts adjacent to the hotel in Barrington Place Shops where Maritime Travel and Altamira Financial Services Inc. operated out of until recently. This space is where Tempo will be located. Maritime Travel has since relocated within the mall.

Although connected to the hotel, Tempo will have a separate street-front entrance. It will feature a grab-and-go deli area for business types on the hunt for lunch downtown."

http://thechronicleherald.ca/busines...taurant-lounge
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Old Posted Mar 23, 2012, 2:56 PM
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According to Colleen Cosgrove of the Chronicle Herald , it looks like its going to be a "contemporary" restaurant called Tempo, owned by Delta, not a Jacks unfortunately.
I see nothing unfortunate about having a new local restaurant rather than a national chain.
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Jack's is gross anyway.
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Old Posted Mar 23, 2012, 5:35 PM
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I see nothing unfortunate about having a new local restaurant rather than a national chain.
How "local" is it really? Designed in Toronto, owned by a holding company in BC.

Plus the girls at Jacks are hot
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Old Posted Mar 23, 2012, 5:38 PM
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Jack's is gross anyway.
How so? Never had a bad meal at Jacks. Ever. And I've ate there a bunch. Its as consistent as anything, coast to coast.

Is it fine dining? Absolutely not. But for a good, family meal at a reasonable price its hard to beat.
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Iv never had a good experience there.
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Target Store Locations in Canada

March 29, 2012

Below is a list of confirmed Target stores in Canada, set to begin opening in March/early April 2013. Target intends to announce additional locations over the next several months. To learn more about Target’s Canadian expansion plans, please see past announcements below:

http://pressroom.target.ca/pr/tgt-en...da-229446.aspx


Alberta (13)

Calgary – Chinook Centre
Calgary – Forest Lawn Shopping Centre
Calgary – Market Mall
Calgary – Shoppes at Shawnessy
Calgary – Signal Hill
Edmonton –Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre
Edmonton – Mill Woods Town Centre
Edmonton – West Edmonton Mall
Grand Prairie – Prairie Mall
Medicine Hat – Medicine Hat Mall
Red Deer – Bower Place
Sherwood Park – Sherwood Park Mall
St. Albert – St. Albert Centre

British Columbia (13)

Campbell River – Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre
Coquitlam – Coquitlam Centre
Courtenay –Driftwood Mall
Cranbrook – Tamarack Mall
Delta – Scottsdale Mall
Kamloops – Sahili Centre Mall
Kelowna – Orchard Park Plaza
Langley – Willowbrook Shopping Centre
Nanaimo – Nanaimo North Town Centre
Prince George – Pine Centre
Vernon – Village Green Mall
Victoria – Hillside Shopping Centre
Victoria – Tillicum Centre

Manitoba (3)

Brandon – Shoppers Mall
Winnipeg – Kildonan Place Shopping Centre
Winnipeg – Southdale Centre

Nova Scotia (1)

Dartmouth – Mic Mac Mall

Ontario (32)

Ajax –Durham Centre
Ancaster – Meadowland Power Centre
Aurora – Aurora Shopping Centre
Brampton – Bramalea City Centre
Brampton – Shoppers World Brampton
Brampton – Trinity Common
Burlington – Millcroft Centre
Burlington – Burlington Mall
Cambridge – Cambridge Centre
Chatham – Thames Lea Plaza
Fergus – Gates of Fergus
Guelph – Stone Road Mall
Hamilton – Centre Mall
Hamilton – South Hamilton Square
Kawartha Lakes – Lindsay Square Mall
Kingston – Cataraqui Town Centre
London – Masonville Place
London Westmount – Westmount Shopping Centre
Milton – Milton Mall Shopping Centre
Mississauga – Square One Shopping Centre
Niagara Falls –7190 Morrison St.
Newmarket – Upper Canada Mall
Orillia – Orillia Square Mall
Oshawa –Five Points Shopping Centre
Stoney Creek – Queenston Place
Toronto – Centrepoint Mall
Toronto – Cloverdale Mall
Toronto – East York Town Centre
Toronto – Shoppers World Danforth
Waterdown – Flamborough Power Centre
Whitby –Taunton Road Power Centre
Windsor – Devonshire Mall

Quebec (12)

Anjou – Galeries D’Anjou
Brossard – Place Portobello
Gatineau – Les Galeries Gatineau
Joliette – Les Galeries Joliette
Levis – Galeries Chagnon
Montreal – Place Alexis Nihon
Montreal – Place Vertu
Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville – Les Promenades Saint-Bruno
Sherbrooke – Carrefour De L’Estrie
Ste-Foy – Place Laurier
St. Jerome – Carrefour Du Nord
Trois Rivieres – Les Rivieres Shopping Centre

Saskatchewan (2)

Saskatoon – Centre at Circle & Eighth
Saskatoon – The Mall at Lawson Heights
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I went to Target for the first time a couple of weeks ago in Bellingham, just over the border from Vancouver. I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting but I have to say that I was disappointed. The store felt a lot like Zellers or Walmart. I actually didn't stay long, so maybe the products and prices are worth a closer look. Everything else about the store was unappealing.
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Yeah - it's basically a Wal-Mart or Zellers. The all important difference though is the marketing/brand. They've worked very hard to position themselves as a cooler place to shop. A lot of their stores have a faux hardwood flooring in sections versus the concrete you see at a Wal-Mart, for example. In essence, if you feel embarrassed about shopping at a Wal-Mart, but have no trouble strolling into a Target then they've done their job. Or at least their agency has. And remember, if it's cool for the First Lady, then it's cool for you too. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifest...LGL_story.html).
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Hmm... So the Bedford place mall one still is not confirmed.
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And none for NB (so far).

Only one out of 76 announced locations is in Atlantic Canada - that's pretty pitiful.....
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And none for NB (so far).

Only one out of 76 announced locations is in Atlantic Canada - that's pretty pitiful.....
Don't feel like you're missing out As others have mentioned Target is basically just another iteration of the Zellers/Wal-Mart model and is nothing particularly special - in fact more than anything it is probably somewhat damaging to local businesses because most of the products being sold at the new Target locations are already available at low prices at existing department stores in these regions, so the argument that the new Targets offer local consumers savings that would otherwise be unavailable is kind of bogus. Consider also that there are no stores opening in Vancouver, Ottawa, or Quebec City proper. The only one in the Halifax area is right next to the widest freeway in Nova Scotia.
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Hmm... So the Bedford place mall one still is not confirmed.

Theres alot of potentially busier stores then the bedford place mall closing. That place is dead and doesn't seem suitible for what target is going for. Dont think its too long before that mall ungergoes a major renovation/ demolishing. I think the only thing it has going for it is the timmys and lotto booth within walking distance of each other.
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Just had from a friend with dexter construction that the old walmart in sackville will be making way for a large scale redevolopment with a rona and several low rise condominums in the works. This is the biggest news for sackville since the widening of sackville drive which is rather pathetic. Personally I wish that sackville had never been developed. What a wasteland. Cant understand how someone could be proud to live there. Someone please name a building with some signification or at least one good thing about living there. Sorry but I just think that its ajax outside toronto on an even shittier scale.
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Bedford Place is very similar to Penhorn -- a lower end suburban mall without much appeal that has been almost totally replaced by big box stores. Bedford's growing population might have helped a bit but it won't when new retail areas are being built by Larry Uteck and up around Duke Street.

One thing that could really improve Bedford Place would be some residential development, but I don't know if much density would be allowed there and transit service is poor. Even if a train were operated, Bedford Place would not be very close to it.

Sackville was horrible 1970's planning. People were encouraged to move there from the North End, and it was thought to be perfectly situated so that everybody could commute by car to Burnside. That's not sufficient for creating a good suburb but now we are stuck with it. I don't think we've really learned much from it, given the low-density development around Bedford South and the lack of transit on the Bedford Highway. It looks nicer than Sackville but that's about it.
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I live there, and I'm not proud. Thankfully the 185 runs from here. That's about the only thing that Sackville has going for it. Further away than Bedford from Halifax, but takes less time to get in there through public transit. My family and I were looking at the parks of west Bedford to move in there, or some other place up there for a house. But 500 grand for the same house there with worse public transit. Didn't really seem good.

Also on Bedford place mall. I don't think that they management there helps it at all. I have no idea what the attraction is to places like bedford commons, etc... for people and not the indoor malls. These places wouldn't be built is people didn't go to them.
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Sorry for the double post!

BUT APPLE STORE HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY APPLE!

Here is the link for the hiring:

http://jobs.apple.com/index.ajs?BID=...itionLocations
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Sorry for the double post!

BUT APPLE STORE HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY APPLE!

Here is the link for the hiring:

http://jobs.apple.com/index.ajs?BID=...itionLocations
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Sorry for the double post!

BUT APPLE STORE HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY APPLE!

Here is the link for the hiring:

http://jobs.apple.com/index.ajs?BID=...itionLocations
Couldn't get the link to work, but went to apples website and sure enough follow the links through jobs and Halifax comes up as an option.

Congrats Hali!
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