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Old Posted Apr 9, 2018, 2:10 PM
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the nutty club buildings on portage ave east are used
the one on the corner is a phone company and internet provider the one beside it is used for making popcorn
The highest and best use of that prime land is making popcorn! That seems funny to me.
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Old Posted Apr 9, 2018, 2:22 PM
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^ That's what I mean by 'underused', I mean it's a charming Winnipeg thing that we have a candy and popcorn factory a block away from the main business intersection. Guy Maddin must surely be proud of that curious idiosyncrasy. But it's not really what would generally be considered highest and best use of the land.

Speaking of, what's going on with the hotel project for Portage E.? Looking at site plan for the innovation centre, I was squinting my eyes trying to see if the proposed expansion of the building in question shows up there. It sort of looks like it does to my eyes.
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Old Posted Apr 9, 2018, 2:26 PM
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The highest and best use of that prime land is making popcorn! That seems funny to me.
Understandable if it's caramel popcorn.
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Understandable if it's caramel popcorn.
Nope. Its the pink popcorn.

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Old Posted Apr 9, 2018, 3:14 PM
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Nope. Its the pink popcorn.
Damn.

I loved that stuff as a kid in the early '70s. I noticed it recently at Food Fare ad bought a bag for old time's sake. As it turned out, as near as I can tell, it was on the shelf since the '70s.
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Old Posted Apr 9, 2018, 3:26 PM
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I'm guessing it isn't a high turnover product

I'm tellin' ya, they need to put up signage at the sports venues, get Kyle Connor or Moe Leggett to endorse the product, and watch sales quintuple. (Whether or not that would pay for the rinkboard/sideline ads, I have no idea)
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Don't mess with the Nutty Club man.
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2018, 3:33 PM
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Nope. Its the pink popcorn.

They actually sell quite a vast array of products, in addition to pink popcorn: http://www.scottbathgate.com/ScottBa.../Products.html
They've been around since 1903 and have a presence across the western provinces. Head office is on Pioneer. I'm surprised we don't have a sports team called the Nutty Clubs.
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2018, 6:05 PM
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actualy they make pop corn 5 days a week in there

the other building across the lane is vastly underused this ones actualy used and has people in it almost everyday

then theres les.net next door whos got full data center storage and offices in there a true geek office at least one other person on heres been in their i would think
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can these posts be deleted for being off topic? has nothing to with the development... unlike the politics of land use and corporate development.
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2018, 8:24 PM
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I think it's totally on topic given the relationship between the Nutty Club man and the Richardson Lab, how it was designed with the idea of respecting the idea and presence of the Nutty Club man.
You're the one who started talking about overthrowing the Richardson's and distributing their $$ to the masses. That's no more on topic.
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Piles will start getting pounded into the ground starting as early as tomorrow.
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Piles will start getting pounded into the ground starting as early as tomorrow.
It really is nice to have such a short period of time between project announcement and construction starting. The two year+ delay for most of our larger projects can be frustrating.

I'm excited to see this one start...I can't even remember the last time I physically walked up Westbrook street (or even if I ever have haha). Such a forgotten little part of downtown.
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Pile driver on site.

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Such a classic logo. I hope they never change it.
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Old Posted Apr 11, 2018, 2:49 AM
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^ That's what I mean by 'underused', I mean it's a charming Winnipeg thing that we have a candy and popcorn factory a block away from the main business intersection. Guy Maddin must surely be proud of that curious idiosyncrasy. But it's not really what would generally be considered highest and best use of the land.
It's a vastly higher and better use than surface parking, though, so until every other lot in that area has been built up, I'll continue to be happy that Nutty Club is there. It's sort of Winnipeg's equivalent of the Redpath sugar factory that continues to operate in downtown Toronto.
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Old Posted Apr 11, 2018, 6:16 AM
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Old Posted Apr 11, 2018, 6:32 AM
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Pile driver on site.

sooo aww hydros still in the way lol regina comes to mind also looks like mts has stuff on those poles to hmmm
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