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Old Posted Oct 30, 2008, 5:39 PM
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James North

A little something about the resurgence of James North in today's Celebrate Hamilton section of The Spec:

http://www.thespec.com/article/457760
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Old Posted Oct 30, 2008, 5:46 PM
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I think there was a little something about a certain under 40 James St. entrepreneur in the Spec recently too. Kudos.
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Old Posted Oct 31, 2008, 6:01 PM
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On the last day of my visit, I wandered around James North. Such a fantastic vibe on a sunny October day. I can only imagine what it must be like in the Summer! Am very impressed with all the hard work people have put into the area!

Well done Hmagazine et al!
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ok, so I just heard that Atomica Tattoo will close next month.
for those who don't know, Under the Moon already closed recently.

A few musings/questions from me:

1. Is this a result of Mixed Media moving out of that block?? If so, we clearly need to do more work on James North so one shop isn't the only draw.
2. Is the street simply not busy enough yet to support 'other' businesses?? If so, I can live with that. The street is slowly evolving and will take years to see pedestrian activity anywhere near a similar street in Montreal/TO etc.....

Of course, on the bright side there is now 3 beautiful spaces for lease in the building that once housed Mixed Media. The future is wide open.

Any thoughts? (I suspect HMagazine will have some ideas/thoughts)
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Old Posted Nov 18, 2008, 2:16 AM
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you want some scoops Jason?

Under the Moon did close their James North location. They will re-open in May on Ottawa Street in a building recently bought by the owner of Earl's Court Gallery - who will also move there. Gallery, framing studio and books all in one location!

Atomica was a very busy shop. Almost too successful for a shop their size. Only two artists - the one artist - also the owner felt he couldn't be creative enough with the limited time he had. He his opting to travel the world guesting in other shops while maintaining a private studio here.

The building housing those two stores and also the old Mixed Media space is an interesting building that hopefully can find some good tenants to add to the ongoing revitalization of the street. It does seem kind of funny that as soon as Mixed Media moved up the street - that both Atomica and UTM would close soon after.

Purely coincidence.

We lose two and we gain two. Along with Mixed Media - White Elephant Vintage and Downtown Bike Hounds are now open and contributing to the corner of Cannon and James. Come see the new digs!

P.S Woodpecker Handicraft Gallery just opened up in the old UTM space. Hopefully he can last it out being the only tenant left in that stretch. He's a nice guy who believes in the street.

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Old Posted Nov 18, 2008, 2:05 PM
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hmagazine it appears you've been made and raisethehammer you too.

"not enough time to be creative" come on.....
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you want some scoops Jason?

Under the Moon did close their James North location. They will re-open in May on Ottawa Street in a building recently bought by the owner of Earl's Court Gallery - who will also move there. Gallery, framing studio and books all in one location!

Atomica was a very busy shop. Almost too successful for a shop their size. Only two artists - the one artist - also the owner felt he couldn't be creative enough with the limited time he had. He his opting to travel the world guesting in other shops while maintaining a private studio here.

The building housing those two stores and also the old Mixed Media space is an interesting building that hopefully can find some good tenants to add to the ongoing revitalization of the street. It does seem kind of funny that as soon as Mixed Media moved up the street - that both Atomica and UTM would close soon after.

Purely coincidence.

We lose two and we gain two. Along with Mixed Media - White Elephant Vintage and Downtown Bike Hounds are now open and contributing to the corner of Cannon and James. Come see the new digs!

P.S Woodpecker Handicraft Gallery just opened up in the old UTM space. Hopefully he can last it out being the only tenant left in that stretch. He's a nice guy who believes in the street.
great news hmag.
I knew you'd have info on this. LOL.

no scoops required...just curious as to how the street is evolving. I'm glad to hear that it was coincidence with all these things happening around the same time.
You guys are like an incubator of sorts - the new business ventures in your new building are excellent.
And you're right - your old building is awesome. I see a ton of potential for it.

Interesting concept for Ottawa St...I hope it does well. That street is a gem in the east end.

I believe in the future of James North...probably more than any other street in Hamilton.
Let's hope the momentum can continue.
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Now that Christmas is approaching quickly I would love to see James St North all lit up with Christmas lights, but of course with an artist flare. Perhaps set up a donation drive.

Stuff like this I would absoutely love....







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totally! that would be awesome along King and the Gore too.
sadly, we've still got a few strands of white lights as our exciting christmas decorations downtown.
check out the tree in front of city hall too. before you blame the wind or anything else for it's crazy lopside, you'll be glad to know that I stood there and watched them set it up and they set it up that lopsided and stupid looking.
I noticed they're putting up those white/blue Christmas star light things along Main again. I wonder if they'll actually light up this year?

this city is so boring and bland when it comes to celebrating and doing things right.
yea, yea....we're a 'poor city'.
a poor city that can afford billions in highways and roads, but nothing that will enhance quality of life and make city living fun again.
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i think the gore usually looks pretty good around christmas time.

it'd be nice to see james north get some decorations too, but i don't think anything elaborate is needed.
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i think the gore usually looks pretty good around christmas time.

it'd be nice to see james north get some decorations too, but i don't think anything elaborate is needed.
In some of world’s greatest cities, New York, Paris, Chicago and San Francisco among them, the holidays are not complete without a trip down each city’s shopping avenues to take in the holiday window designs and displays. On James North, we’re no different.

Join us on Saturday Dec. 6 for a full day of free events!

Makers’ Market indoors at Christ’s Church Cathedral. Unique and local gifts for everyone on your list! 10am - 3pm

Holiday windows unveiled! Participating shops will be open until 7pm with special sales, tasty goodies and warm drinks to kick off the holiday season in style. Make your way up and down James North enjoying the festive spirit in the air. Maps and information available at History+Heritage, 165 James North.
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In some of world’s greatest cities, New York, Paris, Chicago and San Francisco among them, the holidays are not complete without a trip down each city’s shopping avenues to take in the holiday window designs and displays. On James North, we’re no different.

Join us on Saturday Dec. 6 for a full day of free events!

Makers’ Market indoors at Christ’s Church Cathedral. Unique and local gifts for everyone on your list! 10am - 3pm

Holiday windows unveiled! Participating shops will be open until 7pm with special sales, tasty goodies and warm drinks to kick off the holiday season in style. Make your way up and down James North enjoying the festive spirit in the air. Maps and information available at History+Heritage, 165 James North.
argh!! sounds awesome, yet I'll be in downtown Buffalo that day!! darn it!
Will the windows stay 'jazzed up' through the rest of the month??
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we are encouraging shops to keep them up until Jan. 6
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I'd love to get a photo tour from someone with a gift for the camera (Flar.... looking in your direction!)
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we are encouraging shops to keep them up until Jan. 6
excellent!
spread some of that magic to the downtown BIA.
Last Christmas I took the kids downtown during my week off after Christmas to ride the train and merry go round only to find out that they pack it all away on Dec 23!! Yes, that's right. Gore Park is emptied out and put away BEFORE the Christmas break. JS is downright busy during that week and tons of people have the week, or portions of it, off to do things with their family. Heaven forbid the downtown BIA keep the Christmas stuff up till Jan 1.

Good job HMag....by the way, wicked new issue. I saw the art deco place at National Steel Car today - WOW. amazing.
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we are encouraging shops to keep them up until Jan. 6
Won't they be late decorating for Valentines Day and Easter?
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There's a neat blue and white star banner thing hanging across James @ Rebecca.
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There's a neat blue and white star banner thing hanging across James @ Rebecca.
yea, it was there last year. Also should be one at Hunter/James.
I wish they would do a ton of those things from LIUNA Station right to the base of the escarpment and some other coloured ones on King from Wellington-Queen.

Also, there's a law office on King West near Hess that always has a great Christmas window. One of the neat Christmas villages etc....it's up already.
I think it's Slatery Law??
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Now that Christmas is approaching quickly I would love to see James St North all lit up with Christmas lights, but of course with an artist flare. Perhaps set up a donation drive.

Stuff like this I would absoutely love....







I see Carnaby Street and Regent Street
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Anyone else see a potential King William st. here?

Even the second building on the right reminds me of the one on King William (I can't remember the store name, but the one that is painted purple).
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