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Old Posted Oct 14, 2017, 6:56 AM
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From the Suburban thread last January:

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Thanks for posting - here are the pics:

NOTE: The ANCHOR looks very much like a NORDSTROM.

Richmond Centre
- looks very "unoriginal" but what can you do with mid-rises?


https://twitter.com/WestcoastWood/st...03280914681856


https://twitter.com/WestcoastWood/st...03280914681856


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Old Posted Oct 14, 2017, 7:12 AM
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Oh man I can't help but get super excited anytime I see those. I grew up hanging out at Richmond Centre. The Sears redevelopment (not to mention the Lansdowne redevelopment and new park along the river) would be absolutely transformative for Richmond's city centre.
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Muji shelves are all full for those keeping count.
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Old Posted Oct 15, 2017, 5:21 PM
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Spaces for.... “improved access” to the Brighouse Canada Line station will be built

If there's one thing that needs improvement there it's that mad scramble across #3 Road it's positively idiotic and crazy dangerous.
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Old Posted Oct 16, 2017, 6:12 PM
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For revised info on Oakridge redevelopment check out:

Urbanyvr.com
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Old Posted Oct 16, 2017, 7:02 PM
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sears will no longer honour warranties after october 18th.
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Old Posted Yesterday, 12:24 AM
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From BIV - Interview with Uniqlo founder - mentions Granville 7 location as interesting:

https://www.biv.com/article/2017/10/...ver-expansion/
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Well he was asked about the location... I keep forgetting that they don't have their downtown space tied down yet.
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There is work currently on the Art Deco facade. The space on the southern end was also fenced off recently. The unit between is now the only ones with a “for lease” sign.

If these types of business have the courage to creep further down Granville the transformation could be quite immediate and profound. A Starbucks Roastery location would do wonders for example.

The foot traffic from locals and tourists is genuinely underserved by most of the shoddy options in that area.

Watching a family of tourists follow their curiousity south of Robson or Smithe on Granville, I tend to cringe at what awaits them.
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There is work currently on the Art Deco facade. The space on the southern end was also fenced off recently. The unit between is now the only ones with a “for lease” sign.

If these types of business have the courage to creep further down Granville the transformation could be quite immediate and profound. A Starbucks Roastery location would do wonders for example.

The foot traffic from locals and tourists is genuinely underserved by most of the shoddy options in that area.

Watching a family of tourists follow their curiousity south of Robson or Smithe on Granville, I tend to cringe at what awaits them.
It' s not that bad, although more geared to non-kid activities. The templeton cafe is cool, as with the 8th and Main (?) clothing store (IIRC it was a le chateau before). The single "x-rated adult store" and the video arcades are anachronisms that could be candidates for some sort heritage protection. Where else can you play daytona USA with your friends in metro vancouver, let alone in the entire the world?

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went to the Uniqlo finally at metrotown - looked really good! surprised at them taking 2 levels. this uniqlo though seems to have more casual clothes, unlike say the uniqlo in NYC that has really well-made and competitively priced business clothes. I hope they decide on a downtown location soon.
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What's the latest on phase two of McArthuGlen? Disappointing they haven't started construction yet..
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phase 1 still has lots of empty spaces, though its getting fewer. Sandro and Maje will open their first vancouver stores there soon. They are brands/stores from Paris.
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What's the latest on phase two of McArthuGlen? Disappointing they haven't started construction yet..
Yeah it's weird they haven't started. That place is a friggin zoo!
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I bet Uniqlo will take up the Granville 7 space. Why wouldn't they want to be close to the mall. It's the most vibrant part of town now, despite the homelessness and piles of garbage overnight. Hope they clean up this area after the stores here are open.

On another note, parts of Robson Street is looking more and more like ex-boomtown gone bust, with shuttered storefronts, etc. What a sad sight.
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Old Posted Yesterday, 9:57 PM
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To me, the comment about the cost of rent means that Uniqlo won't move into any new development.
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