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It is nice to see high end retailers expanding in Jackson.
Well, higher-end anyway. Twenty years ago JS was home to clothiers like Jacob (same retail space as CR, actually), Club Monaco and Benetton, so it's somewhat relative. But retail expansion in JS is certainly to be applauded.
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$300 jeans are pretty high end for casual wear.
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Point taken. "High-end club clothes" is how I would describe the CR niche. And Laced does have some pricey limited edition sneakers.
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Apple Store is coming!! But it's in Mapleview.
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Victoria Secret is being built right beside the Apple Store as well.
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Mapleview is to Lime Ridge as Lime Ridge is to Jackson Square.
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Apple Store is coming!! But it's in Mapleview.
From the Spec:

After a $64-million renovation completed in the spring of 2010, Mapleview has been attracting high-fashion and destination-type retailers, including Coach, Forever 21 and Sephora.

Keith Hoey, president of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, said he's thrilled to see Apple come to the city.

Owner of an iPod Touch and an iPad, Hoey travels to the Square One location and finds it packed every time.

“I expect Apple does a lot of research before it drops a store somewhere, so I guess they like what they see in Burlington. It's a positive statement about the economy in Burlington.”

Brent Barr, an instructor at the Ted Rogers School of Retail Management at Ryerson University, says Apple has built its success and its retail experience on being “completely focused on the consumer. There is an incredibly strong consumer loyalty that's based on exceptional product development,” he said.

It's clear the company is now breaking into smaller markets, focusing on the most upscale mall in each region, says Barr.
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Maybe Hamilton could still get a fake Apple store - http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2388771,00.asp
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Noticed the Upper James cinema is undergoing some work. At first I thought they were demo'ing it but they are working on the front entrance. So that suggest to me they are renovating/redeveloping the building.

Usually if you are going to demo a building you start at a corner and rip/shred the building one by one.
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Okay digged a little deeper and found out it's going to be Marshalls.
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Hmmm, wonder who tipped them about Marshalls .....

Time to Marshall your shopping bags

http://www.thespec.com/news/business...-shopping-bags

Shuffle over Buffalo, there will be fewer reasons to cross the border with the advent of yet another American big-name retail brand taking up residence north of the 49th.

Marshalls will open its first store in Hamilton next May at the former Cineplex Odeon Theatre site on Upper James Street. Marshalls is owned by The TJX Companies Inc., which also owns Winners, HomeSense and Stylesense.

This year it opened its first stores in the GTA, where it now has five locations.

Gerald Asa, at Effort Trust in Hamilton, said the former cinema is undergoing reconstruction to convert the building into 32,000 square feet of retail space.

“I think the intention is to open one store in Hamilton and this site is open and accessible.”

A spokesperson for Marshalls could not be reached for comment.

There is a Winners store just down the road on Upper James but Len Kubas, a retail analyst with KubasPrimedia in Toronto, said it’s likely it’ll stay.

“Marshalls is a little less formal and appeals more to men,” he said. “They are similar, but not the same. There’s more of an emphasis on casual wear. Winners has the glitzy jewellery and you might go there to find a dress. Marshalls is more practical.”

He said a Marshalls opened in a former Winners location on Eglinton Avenue in Toronto, but the Winners reopened in a larger space less than a kilometre away.

“They’re seen as complementary rather than competing,” he said.

Marshalls joins Target, Victoria’s Secret, Juicy Couture and a long list of other American retailers moving in a steady march north as the U.S. economy falters.

Earlier this year RioCan announced the construction of a Tanger Outlet on a 35-acre parcel in Halton Hills with a goal of opening by April 2013.

Another, Calloway REIT, announced it was opening a 500,000-square-foot Premium Outlet Mall in Halton Hills in spring 2013 at Highway 401 and Trafalger Road which would offer “value priced high-end goods not currently available in Canada” featuring high-end American retailers.

Kubas said the influx of American stores owes much to the strength of the Canadian economy and the weakness of that in the United States.

But he warns bargain hunters may be disappointed.

“Prices in Buffalo will still be lower than in Hamilton or Toronto. Canadian prices are still higher for a number of reasons, the cost of translation, the cost of higher social benefits. In some cases, the price differential cannot be justified,” he said. “Ultimately though, more competition will bring prices down for consumers.”
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RioCan has announced a partnership with Tanger Outlets to bring 10 to 15 outlet malls across Canada. It’s also not clear if the typical mix of American outlet mall tenants such as Burlington Coat Factory or Off Saks Fifth Avenue will appear north of the border.

http://www.thespec.com/news/business...where-you-shop

Tanger Outlets in the Hamilton Region would be great! There's none in Western New York.
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Shoppers Drug Mart will be built at Main and Emerson, former funeral home.
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Shoppers Drug Mart will be built at Main and Emerson, former funeral home.
I wonder if it will kill the one in Westdale?
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I doubt it will kill the Westdale one. They sort of serve slightly different markets. Westdale in, well, Westdale and this one is more the students to the south of main in Ainslie Woods and maybe McMaster employees on their way to or from work. It will also get good synergies from the hospital across the street (although the hospital already has a public pharmacy in it). FYI, I think this new shoppers has a Starbucks attached which would bring welcome competition to Williams a few doors down.
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Main/Emerson is about as far from the Westdale Shoppers as its University Plaza is from the King/Albert location. I'd think that Main/Emerson would maybe be a streamlined 24-hour version, like King/Dundurn. I doubt there's the population to support a full-blown store. Pharmacies aren't in incredibly short supply, though. As well as the MUMC one, there's also Fortinos, Metro and the new Main/Macklin health centre. (And isn't there one in the Williams plaza already?)
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Apple Store is coming!! But it's in Mapleview.
Open to the public as of 9:30am Saturday.
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Target has announced the first 105 Zellers stores it plans to convert.

1st Hamilton Area Stores
  • Burlington Mall, Burlington
  • Millcroft Centre, Burlington
  • Centre Mall, Hamilton
  • South Hamilton Square, Hamilton
  • Flamborough Power Centre, Waterdown

Target also said it will open its Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, Ont.
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Waterdown prepares for massive new power centre development

http://www.thespec.com/news/business...re-development

Plans are moving forward for a massive new commercial development at Clappisons Corners.

A report going to the city’s planning committee Tuesday recommends allowing up to 600,000 square feet of new developments, including 420,000 square feet of stores and a major new grocery store, at the northeast corner of highways 5 and 6.

Planning consultant Ed Fothergill, agent for the land owners, said the spread of the Flamborough Power Centre north of Dundas Street will be staged as the market demands more retail space.

“We’ve started the marketing studies and we’ve found there is more demand for retail space in Waterdown,” he said. “This development will occur as the market develops.”

Fothergill added city rules around the development will require new stores in the development to be larger than 5,000 square feet – a provision meant to reduce damage to the village core of Waterdown.
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That spec article was quite missleading. If you read the actual staff report on the city of hamilton website all the application is doing is allowing a grocery store and lifting a cap on the maximum size of any one store. The total allowable amount of commercial is still exactly the same. The spec article makes it seem like this is a brand new development but the lands have been planned for a power centre (for better or worse mind you) for a long time.
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