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Old Posted Oct 30, 2007, 12:00 AM
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Homewood Suites | ? | 15 fl | Under Construction

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Demolition of the old Hamilton Motor Product building is currently taking place to make room for the new Hilton Hotel.
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What is the location of this building?
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It's right at the corner of Bay and Main.

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=...wloc=addr&om=1

It's an ideal location for a Hotel as it's right in the middle of Hess Village (a very popular pub/restaurant district) and downtown Hamilton.

Red circle is where the hotel will go and the blue outline circle is where Hess Village is and "Eaton Centre" is the downtown core.


The front entrance is facing towards George St.
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Hey Steeltown, did you say construction was suppose to start Spring '08? Or has that been pushed up since they demo'd HMP so quickly?
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I think construction will start sooner if it's all demo'd and cleared in time.
i've got a hard copy of the new rendering. looks great. same style, but right up to the street corner with a ground floor restaurant and huge patio facing Bay St (probably Beaver and Bulldog I've been told, since Darko owns that chain)
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Sweet... damn Mac's! haha I wanna see those renders!

Beaver & Bulldog just opened up across from Upp James Cinemas, right?
That's awesome to hear... hopefully it's a big bar/resto! Will need to be to accomodate Hess Villagers + (soon-to-be?) Federal Bldg tenants!
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I say spring of 08 because the demo will take time probably be finished by the end of the first week of November. After that I think they'll take a break and install fences all around the property. During that time Darko will probably search for a construction contract and a crane and by then it'll be spring time to start building.
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Very depressing
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Very depressing
totally!! I wish they would keep it how it was in the original render. But aslong as this hotel adds to the expansion of Hess, I guess it'll be worth it... *crosses fingers*
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That didn't take long. Hopefully construction of the Hilton will start right away but I doubt it. They'll likely take the winter off and start in the spring. *shrugs* god just thinking of winter is depressing.
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It's gonna be a very depressing hole in the ground to look at. Darko better get hoping on construction.
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he and his son will likely both be in jail before the year's out. just a feeling i have.
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^^ I'm not worried about them being in jail, but I ALSO have this feeling that their "projects" aren't going to materialize. THIS is why I'm so pissed about the demo of HMP. Well that and b/c it's a historical bldg. I know it's just going to sit there for years and years... yet another parking lot for Hess!

Wasn't the (old) Leather's store demo'd as part of the Century Theather development? We've been f'd over one-to-many times by developers in this city.
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yup..Leathers was demo'd.
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Demolition work is under way on the former HMP (Hamilton Motor Products) downtown garage at the corner of Bay St. and Main St. yesterday. The garage -- built in 1911 for McLaughlin Motor Car Co., predecessor to the Canadian arm of General Motors, is being demolished to make way for a new hotel on the site.
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^^ I'm not worried about them being in jail, but I ALSO have this feeling that their "projects" aren't going to materialize. THIS is why I'm so pissed about the demo of HMP. Well that and b/c it's a historical bldg. I know it's just going to sit there for years and years... yet another parking lot for Hess!

Wasn't the (old) Leather's store demo'd as part of the Century Theather development? We've been f'd over one-to-many times by developers in this city.
I share your concerns. I'll believe it when those pimps build it.
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HMP Redevelopment Begins
Nov, 02 2007 - 2:30 PM

HAMILTON (AM900 CHML) - Another sign of downtown redevelopment.

The demolition of the former HMP garage at Main and Bay has begun, less than two weeks after getting the go head from city hall.

It's being torn down to make way for a Hilton Homewood Suites Hotel.

The downtown renewal division's Ron Marini has said that he would like the project to be completed by the spring of 2009.
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^^ what he "would like" to happen and what WILL ACTUALLY HAPPEN are two completely different things.

You know you're in Hamilton when demolition is considered "Another sign of downtown redevelopment" ! haha
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