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Old Posted Dec 19, 2017, 11:52 PM
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It'll sit vacant for years. If there was a large retailer eyeing the location, they would have scooped up the Target store years ago.

The two Costco stores and business centre were just wishful thinking. As I've been continually saying, no city (minus Saskatoon) of our size has two Costco stores. It doesn't make financial sense to have two.
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It'll sit vacant for years. If there was a large retailer eyeing the location, they would have scooped up the Target store years ago.

The two Costco stores and business centre were just wishful thinking. As I've been continually saying, no city (minus Saskatoon) of our size has two Costco stores. It doesn't make financial sense to have two.
Yeah I guess that's a possibility. Well at least traffic in that area will be bit better...

To be honest though it seems Newfoundlanders in particular LOVE Costco. That store always seems super busy. While the St John's population is below the normal threshold for having two stores I think they could have gotten away with having two.
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The old Virginia Park Elementary school now has fence poles surrounding it- hopefully this means demolition soon?
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Old Posted Jan 1, 2018, 6:17 PM
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Yeah I guess that's a possibility. Well at least traffic in that area will be bit better...

To be honest though it seems Newfoundlanders in particular LOVE Costco. That store always seems super busy. While the St John's population is below the normal threshold for having two stores I think they could have gotten away with having two.
It's the same everywhere though. A second store isn't going to draw in enough new customers to offset the added costs of now two rents, two electric bills, two sets of taxes, etc. Ultimately you end up with two underachieving stores. People in Newfoundland have shown they'll drive however long as needed to get to Costco, so taking 10 minutes off the commute to go to another store won't matter.

The larger size of the new store will help alleviate the over-crowded nightmare of the current store.
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People in Newfoundland have shown they'll drive however long as needed to get to Costco, so taking 10 minutes off the commute to go to another store won't matter.
I'll be curious to see how many people in the east end adhere to their promise of not renewing their membership.

Also, does anyone know if they intend to keep the gas bar open at Stavanger?
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Synond West Wetlands Proposed Development

Article from The Telegram on proposed development -

http://www.thetelegram.com/news/st-j...-again-174994/

Building on wetlands and creating more possible flooding issues is not a great idea. We need smarter development ideas than this.
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Noticed yesterday site work beginning on the piece of land between Canadian Tire and Milestones on Hebron Way. Did a google search and found this:http://www.stjohns.ca/sites/default/...on%20plans.pdf

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and found this:
Save you a click, a four story office building with a 2 story parking garage behind. :-D
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