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Old Posted Dec 9, 2013, 1:23 PM
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Not much has changed on the outside for the past few months, but here is a picture I took of the new Hub on Gottingen yesterday.

they are slowly peeling some of the plywood off the main floor front
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also over the last week a KwikWay opened and BigAl's Pizza is getting ready toopen, in the building on the corner of Gottingen/Buddy Daye
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I think, but I'm not certain that people have started moving in to the upper floors of the Hub building. There is also Parentheses gallery across the street and a new roller dirby shop (I guess there is a market for this?!) in the former Good Food Emporium space.
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One of the things that is a bit unusual about Gottingen is how "local" and organic the recent improvements have been. I think the end results in a couple of years are likely to be pretty interesting as a result. One of the open questions is whether or not the changes in the neighbourhood will translate into gains for a wide range of pre-existing locals, including people living in public housing like Uniacke Square. There is some knee-jerk anti-gentrification sentiment but economic development doesn't have to be a zero-sum game with clear losers.

The condo at Falkland was criticized a lot for being ugly or out of place but I am having a hard time seeing it as anything other than a big improvement for that corner, particularly now that businesses have moved in.
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I agree. Some of the newer additions to the street haven't been amazing in terms of design, but the new residents and businesses have done wonders for the street. Gottingen used to be a scary, dismal place most hours of the day but now it has a strong little group of places (Edna, Field Guide, Company House, The Nook) that give the street a vibrant feel even after dark. Five years ago I never would have thought I would frequent Gottingen during the night, but it's become one of my favourite streets in the city. The north end is doing so well these days.
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All hail Gottingen’s stalwarts
07/04/2014
PATRICIA BROOKS ARENBURG BUSINESS REPORTER - The Chronicle Herald


Michelle Strum, in front of Alteregos Cafe and Halifax Backpackers Hostel, on Gottingen Street says Gottingen 250 celebrations are set for Sept. 11-14. (Staff) PETER PARSONS

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It’s been 13 years since Michelle Strum set up shop on Halifax’s Gottingen Street.

She’s seen businesses come and go, but even in difficult times, the area remained “a breeding ground for small businesses.”

“There’s a heartbeat here that I haven’t found (in) other places,” the owner of Halifax Backpackers Hostel and Alteregos Cafe & Catering said.

“It’s super-connected. It’s like a small town — it’s that kind of feel.”

Strum and other area businesses with the North End Business Association are now honouring the community through Gottingen 250.

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Found this over on Vintage Halifax's FB page

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Vogue was there then
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Some pictures I took walking down Gottingen today.







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Thanks for the pictures Duff. I think that Gottingen Street is starting to look good.

It would be good to see the power lines buried some day.
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Thanks for the pictures Duff. I think that Gottingen Street is starting to look good.

It would be good to see the power lines buried some day.
its not the powerlines that are the issue - you hardly see those cables in the pictures. The ugly black things are Telephone and Cable. those are the lines that ruin photos.

just one more reason to hate telco's i guess.
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