I agree, Canadian Tire doesn't seem to see the large opportunity they have with that prime piece of land. I think this article provides some good information on the area http://www.therecord.com/news/busine...er-record-site
It wouldn't surprise me to see some kind of transit hub developed in this area. Best Buy is closing too, so that will leave the entire area from Wilson to the expressway south of Fairway Rd to be redeveloped.
Whatever it is, it will be big.
LRT station is in the Fairview Mall parking area.
This is all news to me. Where have you heard that the region has purchased the land? and also that best buy is closing? (I find that a little odd considering it's always busy in that location)
Last edited by Lens; 07-08-2012 at 12:42 PM.
The Best Buy closing has been known for some time.
The area has a huge amount of property with an extremely high value. The plaza at Wilson and Fairway has been half empty for years and there seems to be no effort to populate it with business. It looks like the same thing that went on along Victoria St. before the region announced it had purchased those properties. If it looks liked government waste...
My opinion is speculation.
The Region has no need for any property there. The LRT and bus connections will be in the Fairview Mall parking area. There is enough commercial already along Fairway Road...............Whoever owns it may be thinking Residential condos.
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Honey Bake Shop recently opened its doors. It resides in the King St. building with Starbucks, American Apparel, and Iris.
My mistake! I may have to check it out.
Last edited by Anderson3133; 07-10-2012 at 09:22 PM.
While yes, it's still here... Frankie's got a bit of a facelift today.
I passed too quickly to be sure, but there seems to be a new Korean restaurant on King St East across from the interesection with Scott. Has anyone tried it?
Beertown WTS - August 7, 2012
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Jack Astor's looks to be opening a Kitchener location again, this time in Fairview Park mall in the old Lenscrafter's location.
I tried Breadheads last week (Duke and Queen in downtown Kitchener) and was rather disappointed. $8 bought me a very small pizza with a couple of cherry tomatos, some sauce and a bit of cheese. I don't mind paying for gourmet pizza but felt the prices did not reflect value. The sandwiches also seemed inflated for what you paid. I will stick to the mexican place next door which always seems to be busy compared to Breadheads. Now I know why...
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