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Old Posted May 21, 2011, 2:40 PM
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It really does look nice.

I don't have a problem with the city using this building... for now. The renovation needed to be done and the building needs tenants. However, the city should still make this building available for other potential tenants and be able to relocate if a desirable tenant/use is found. It's wasted on Tourism Hamilton in the long run.
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Last I heard Tourism Hamilton will relocate and not sure but I think Community Services.
Scrolling back through the pages I noticed the TH mention. Joe Mancinelli has them as a ground floor tenant, which should look sensational since their Jackson Square digs are generally closed by 4pm.
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Arcade


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As compared to ~ 2004:


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Coming from someone who spent a lot of time in the abandoned Lister Block, the transformation is absolutely breathtaking. I really never could see that arcade brought back to life again. I really hope those restored storefronts are taken advantage of.
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2011, 10:12 AM
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Coming from someone who spent a lot of time in the abandoned Lister Block, the transformation is absolutely breathtaking.
While I worked at Kresges back in the day, I completely ignored the Lister. But seeing this transformation from the pics posted, I would consider making the trek in from Newmarket just to see it when it's complete.
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Coming from someone who spent a lot of time in the abandoned Lister Block, the transformation is absolutely breathtaking. I really never could see that arcade brought back to life again. I really hope those restored storefronts are taken advantage of.
I haven't figured out the floorplans for retail yet? It seems the arcade(s?) have doors for small outlets, but the main floor plate looks like one large open space? Like big enough for a sit-down resto.

It's all still amazing to me as unlike you unfortunately I never got into this place, just saw photos (prolly from by you) and the exterior.

..still waiting to hear about the open house (I email them every week) LOL
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I forget the name of this Bldg (Thomas Bldg?), attached to the Lister.



Looks like they're building a new wall n opening up that side (main entry?)



photos by me taken Jun 15
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Old Posted Jun 16, 2011, 5:00 PM
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Looks like they doing framing work for each floors. They have the facade stored away.
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I think that's their method of taking the building down one bit at a time. The 2x4s are there to support the remaining floor sections while one is cut out. When they're done the first unit they will alternately take down sections of the masonry wall and the floors of the next unit.
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does anyone know what the plans are for this building beside the lister. are they planning on restoring the facade?
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I hope to god a Fortinos locates on the ground floor. Wouldn't that be the ultimate?
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are they planning on restoring the facade?
Yes, they've removed the facade for restoration.
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It's wasted on Tourism Hamilton in the long run.
Seems spendthrift, given how cheap JS rent is. And possibly even illogical, considering the bump in traffic TH got after moving out of the Pigott.

Then again, it wouldn't be the first time.
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I hope to god a Fortinos locates on the ground floor. Wouldn't that be the ultimate?
Wouldn't it have been amazing (and by 'amazing' I mean Logical) had they put Condo/Lofts on the upper floors, w/ a grocery store at streetfront retail?
You know, cuz Downtown Hamilton certainly lacks office space and is overflowing with grocery stores (esp those at decent prices, open 7 days a week past 5pm).
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Wouldn't it have been amazing (and by 'amazing' I mean Logical) had they put Condo/Lofts on the upper floors, w/ a grocery store at streetfront retail?
You know, cuz Downtown Hamilton certainly lacks office space and is overflowing with grocery stores (esp those at decent prices, open 7 days a week past 5pm).
Yep currently you have to drive out to Rymal Rd to get something resembling 24-hr grocery.
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Or Nash Road/Queenston.

Either way, the downtown of a city of half a million people should have at *least* one 24 hour hour grocery store.
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The Metro on King St. W at Paradise (behind Westdale HS) is open 24 hours.
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Or Nash Road/Queenston.

Either way, the downtown of a city of half a million people should have at *least* one 24 hour hour grocery store.
The only 24 hour anything I know of Downtown is the Hasty Market at John/Forest. It's pretty frustrating at times.
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Wouldn't it have been amazing (and by 'amazing' I mean Logical) had they put Condo/Lofts on the upper floors, w/ a grocery store at streetfront retail?
You know, cuz Downtown Hamilton certainly lacks office space and is overflowing with grocery stores (esp those at decent prices, open 7 days a week past 5pm).
More condos? No, I think we need more office space across the street from the ever-vacant Stelco Tower.
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More condos? No, I think we need more office space across the street from the ever-vacant Stelco Tower.
..and Commerce Towers! And (soon to be) the Right House. And soon the redeveloped Crazy Horse Saloon. *rolls eyes*

On the bright side, at least condos are being built. Just not in the Core Core.
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