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Old Posted Mar 22, 2012, 12:42 AM
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Don't think this will be ready to house retail for another year yet.
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That would make sense to wait for better weather conditions before seeing exterior improvements. Exciting! This is like building a pleasant pathway, comfortable enough that people will want to walk from downtown into Beasley area without getting scared.

Hamilton, I have lived here for four years and you are blowing my mind. It's a new city! You drive through it once and you don't appreciate it, but if you stay here for a while and witness the progression of change, it is amazing.
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Hamilton, I have lived here for four years and you are blowing my mind. It's a new city! You drive through it once and you don't appreciate it, but if you stay here for a while and witness the progression of change, it is amazing.
As a lifelong Hamiltonian, I'd be intereted in reading your story. Where are you from, and what brought you to live in Hamilton, and what have your Hamilton experiences been like for the past 4 years?

Why are you so high on Hamilton?
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“@martinus_g: #hamont is more beautiful every day.  Treble Hall has new windows!! Thanks Jeff Feswick! http://t.co/fsKCu3XP
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“@martinus_g: #hamont is more beautiful every day.  Treble Hall has new windows!! Thanks Jeff Feswick! http://t.co/fsKCu3XP
Now if they could just clean up the ground floor retail - that laptop repair place stands out as an eyesore.
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They are also replacing the windows in the Pagoda/Pizza Pizza building next door/attached.
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I took these images from the Historia restoration facebook page... it's coming along quite nicely don't you think?

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http://www.facebook.com/historiarestoration
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Whoaaaaaaaa...amazing transformation!! Will it be on the Doors Open tour?

They should hire [what's his name] who's doing all the store fronts on James North.

Thanks for posting that.
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Old Posted Mar 30, 2012, 11:23 AM
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Looks great. I remember back in the early 90s buying my baseball hats from a store there.
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Nicely done indeed. Let's keep the ball rolling.

Agreed about having the same thing done to the store fronts as that guy on James North. These are small changes, but when you do it on a large scale across the downtown - it makes a big difference.
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Beautiful, it looks like a historic building from the streets of Boston, well done Hamilton! Looking forward to the storefronts!
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Bingo! I was going to say the same thing about Treble Hall being similar to buildings in Boston or an equivalent American city.

This project shows how much potential there is in Hamilton. It's not about mega projects, highways, power centres. It's about having a plan and seeing it through one street at a time, one building at a time.

Once the ground floor is complete, it'll be mindblowing.
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They've started painting the ground floor stores in a grey/black theme. Kinda less work involved than I thought they would do. They are literally just painting over the old wood trim and I'm guessing replacing whatever pieces are missing. I thought they'd end up fabricating an entirely new store front, new glass, doors, etc. They also took some of the boards off the most northern storefront. Hopefully something nice will go in there.
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I wonder if it's just a quick fix until they're ready to do something more involved.

But really, a coat of paint is all that seems to be required. Under those hideous colour schemes is an already beautiful storefront.
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There's a sign on the north most storefront that says Beattie's Barbershop now.
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Maybe I'll drop by for a trim.
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The barbershop was active into the 90s, I think. It was the arrival of the methadone clinic on the other side of the alleyway that coincided, for whatever reason, with the hoarding going up on the window. (Also the departure of the optician across the street and the closure of the record store that was mid-block, around where it used to be purple.) That alleyway juncture has been in a surprising number of Hollywood films. (eg: 2:30-2:40, 5:00-6:00, 1:55, 0:12-0:15)
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Supposedly a coffee shop is going in on the ground floor.
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Moulin Rouge Cafe and Boutique is opening soon (mid February I heard). Looks good from the outside already.
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