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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabroniville View Post
    Man, soooooooooooo much of the mall is boarded up right now. February is always so depressing in malls, lol. Two giant blocked areas in the main upper hallway, the entire wing by Sears is closed (both floors, plus 2 stores on the lower floor), the old pet store hasn't reopened as a pot shop yet, and the whole "Local Stores" area is empty again. Still nothing over by that frozen yogurt/crackling ice cream spot. I still remember when there was a sit-down Edo over there- that's where I first tried their stuff (I used to eat in the foodcourt location all the time when I worked at Zellers).

    Weird question: Anyone have pictures of the upper area of that wing, before the Coin & Stamp moved? I remember there being a little alcove where there was a rug store or something, but I can't quite remember what it looked like?
    I remember when the CBIC was where the casino used to be just in the corner then it was supply sargent followed by the coin and stamp place also remember when there was a daycare you had to go down that small hallway that was near the theatre

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    Quote Originally Posted by etownboarder View Post
    Not that i know for sure or anything, but sounds like bigger corporate issues going on there to me.
    didn't they get bought out?

    edit: yes they were bought out by Yogen Fruz

    https://dailyhive.com/calgary/sweet-...red-yogen-fruz

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    I was told that the franchisee for both locations, decided to close them due to personal reasons. Sweet Jesus is trying to get both stores reopened as soon as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drake View Post
    I was told that the franchisee for both locations, decided to close them due to personal reasons. Sweet Jesus is trying to get both stores reopened as soon as possible.
    They look CRAZY abandoned right now. Like, "stuff left on the counters and mess everywhere" abandoned, as if someone was told they weren't getting paid that day and so they just left. It's a bit funny to me, as I had a running gag on here making fun of how the one upstairs at WEM seemed like it was NEVER going to open. I swear it had a "Coming Soon!" sign longer than it was actually open, lol.

    So does the juice stand right in front of the water park. I've checked there a couple of times, and you can see mess in the back and stains on things. I think that one was abandoned, too. Unless it's just open every day and I happened to miss it .

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    The coming soon sign at Sweet Jesus was up for almost a year before they opened. Gem-Oro is boarded up. Not sure if their new location has opened.
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    What are the longest lasting stores in WEM?

    Are many of the original stores still there? (In the original locations?)


    I can’t think of any that I miss except for CDN Tire and The Museum Company.
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    Hudson's Bay. In WEM since day one, 15 September 1981.

    Not sure if that was the original location.

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    ^^^^ Yes The Bay is in it's original opening day location. Watch for another possible closing as I read that Payless Shoe Source is closing it's stores in the U.S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    What are the longest lasting stores in WEM?

    Are many of the original stores still there? (In the original locations?)


    I can’t think of any that I miss except for CDN Tire and The Museum Company.
    What's the Museum Company?

    I miss that one Dinosaur-themed shop. I sadly never went into the part with all the big models they had- I wanted to, but my friends never wanted to go. In retrospect, I should have just gone by myself- it probably was only a couple of minutes' worth of stuff, given the size of the location.

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    The Museum Company was on the lower-level in phase 3 in approximately where Garage is now.
    https://www.museumstorecompany.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry N View Post
    The Museum Company was on the lower-level in phase 3 in approximately where Garage is now.
    https://www.museumstorecompany.com
    Yeah I’m pretty sure it went under in the early 2000s.

    Is the Museum Store Company the same thing?

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    Not sure, however the product selection looks familiar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Hudson's Bay. In WEM since day one, 15 September 1981.

    Not sure if that was the original location.

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    Absolutely it is the original location (in west ed), I did the original floors.(and lots more)
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    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    What are the longest lasting stores in WEM?

    Are many of the original stores still there? (In the original locations?)


    I can’t think of any that I miss except for CDN Tire and The Museum Company.
    This 90's kid misses Kites and Other Delights. Best collection of Thomas the Tank Engine merch on the planet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    What are the longest lasting stores in WEM?

    Are many of the original stores still there? (In the original locations?)


    I can’t think of any that I miss except for CDN Tire and The Museum Company.
    The Brick and London Drugs (in phase 3 since 1985). Trying hard to think of a smaller store in its original location but haven't come up with one yet.

    Anyone else remember where Phase 1 ended before Phase 2 was built (near where Mark's is today), and where Phase 2 ended before Phase 3 opened (where the escalators are on the west side of the Ice Palace)?

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    Phase one ended where the food court turns into Galaxyland.

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    Phase 2 ended just past where the Microsoft store is
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    Okay, I have wondered this for awhile and my pathetic Googling skills seem to have failed me. What are the exact phases?

    Phases 1 is everything east of the Galaxy Land Foodcourt.

    Phase 2 is between the west side of the ice rink (Microsoft Store) and Phase 1.

    Phase 3 is what, to the end of the Pirate Ship? Phase 4 is then the movie theatre, stage/podium thing and that open square area that is currently occupied by a bunch of stalls? Do I have that right?

    Was Galaxy Land built and opened alongside Phase 2? And then WWP built and opened alongside Phase 3?
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    Phase 3 went to the 178 side of the mall. Phase 4 was the repurposing of the old Woodwards space that occupied the westernmost part of the mall

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    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickv View Post
    Okay, I have wondered this for awhile and my pathetic Googling skills seem to have failed me. What are the exact phases?

    Phases 1 is everything east of the Galaxy Land Foodcourt.

    Phase 2 is between the west side of the ice rink (Microsoft Store) and Phase 1.

    Phase 3 is what, to the end of the Pirate Ship? Phase 4 is then the movie theatre, stage/podium thing and that open square area that is currently occupied by a bunch of stalls? Do I have that right?

    Was Galaxy Land built and opened alongside Phase 2? And then WWP built and opened alongside Phase 3?

    Galaxy Land was once a lumber & hardware store. Can't remember name
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    Awhile back they announced closures in the U.S and now all Payless Shoe source stores are closing in Canada. More hoarding to put up @ W E M
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    Holy cow- THE BRICK looks to be moving! There's a sign on the upper level of the old Sears that says the Brick is coming there in Summer 2019.

    Gemoro's store looks good. I liked the look of the old one, but it was SO dated- that style of shop front, with the pastel coloring and columns... it was very 1980s. That store was always odd, though- they'd close up most of the doors even during mall hours, and sometimes looked to be closed before the mall did, which I'm pretty sure is a huge no-no here.

    Vitalix or whatever it is looks to be moving across from the Rec Room- just a vertical leap.

    Looks like someone at least cleaned off the counter of Sweet Jezus. JusFRUIT (the one in front of the waterpark) is definitely closed, though. Who left the one machine plugged in? Talk about a waste of power .

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    If the Brick is moving to the Sears space, what becomes of the Brick's old space? That is, other than a revamping of part of the mall that's been stagnant since the mid-1980s...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    If the Brick is moving to the Sears space, what becomes of the Brick's old space? That is, other than a revamping of part of the mall that's been stagnant since the mid-1980s...
    Time for a new attraction!

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    I wonder why JusFRUIT closed that location by the elevators. When it was open, there were a lot of customers there. Maybe it was just too small of a space

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    Japanese village is going to be going into the old funky chicken place im surpised they had not been in the mall sooner

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    Job No 306688593-001
    Description: To change the use from General Retail Use to Indoor Participant Recreation Use (GO KART TRACK)
    Location: 8882 - 170 STREET NW
    Plan 8421891 Blk 28 Lot 5
    Applicant: WEST EDMONTON MALL
    Status: Intake Review
    Create Date: 3/7/2019 11:36:54 AM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Base View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    If the Brick is moving to the Sears space, what becomes of the Brick's old space? That is, other than a revamping of part of the mall that's been stagnant since the mid-1980s...
    Time for a new attraction!
    You mean overpriced donuts and VR simulators?

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    Williams Sonoma is closing.

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    While there last weekend, the Disney Store manager asked if I was adding to my collection that day, then mentioned that my bag "Is quite a bit bigger than your Lion King bag".

    It's possible I shop here too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny the Gardener View Post
    Williams Sonoma is closing.
    Must be pottery barn wont be too far off then

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    So found out the brick will be opening july31st in their new location not too sure if they taking both floors or what but makes me wonder what they will be putting across from london drugs now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny the Gardener View Post
    Williams Sonoma is closing.
    I loved that store, one of few in WEM I liked..

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    ^^^^. Any store that is selling a small bag of black and orange jelly beans at Halloween for $29.95 deserves to go t*ts up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Magnus View Post
    So found out the brick will be opening july31st in their new location not too sure if they taking both floors or what but makes me wonder what they will be putting across from london drugs now
    That might a tough location to fill

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    Nooooooo! I like walking around in that store lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosepass2 View Post
    Nooooooo! I like walking around in that store lol
    It was expensive. I guess I'll just look online..lol

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    Actually I think they just may be relocating, since Pottery Barn doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Usually when they leave a particular market, they take all they're brands with them. I do know that they've been closing some locations across North America, but those are in areas where they have other locations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny the Gardener View Post
    Williams Sonoma is closing.
    Going to be lots closing as they build secure retail centres in key markets.

    https://www.pymnts.com/news/retail/2...tore-closings/

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    Another few closures.... Gymboree & Murale

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    So sad. Every time I see a store close, I realize that someone's dream of owning a successful business, dies.
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    ^ Yes... it's shocking how many stores are shuttering @ W E M. However that's the way retail is these days. I noticed this morning that Anne Louise jewelry is closing as well. Doesn't surprise me as really how many times do you buy jewelry ?

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    The Brick is opening in the upper level only, while the lower level of the old Sears is empty yet again. In fact there's quite a few empty spaces in Phase 1.

    Rozah has opened next to Simons, in what I think used to be Henry Singer - seems to be a bigger and somewhat nicer location than the one at Commerce Place.
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    Nothing much new here over the past month, I think. However, there is SOME news... Pet Plus is closed. AGAIN. It's been closed before 9 pm every time I've visited in the past month or so, and I finally spotted it all boarded up last night. So yes- it looks to be toast. Their smaller location lasted what? Three months? Hopefully they didn't have a disastrous situation with "abandoned" animals THIS time around.

    Coin & Stamp has upgraded their display cases a LOT- there's not all kinds of Marvel, DC & Anime figures in there, all jacked up to "Toy Scalper" prices because ugh that store. That giant Elsa still tempts me... but now that it's on the bottom level (gotta crouch to see it), I can see the face isn't exactly perfect. And for the money they're charging, I really expect a perfect sculpt on that.

    Moxie's renovated and re-opened... though it all looks identical. It created some confusion when a friend of mind said he'd eaten there and I was like "but I thought they were renovating?" and he said it looked the same... well, this explains it, I guess.

    I gotta say, that "1st Round" place on Bourbon Street is ALWAYS busy. I don't know if this is a chain or what, but I have to consider a place that's got every table full every time I walk by a success story.

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    There's a 1ST RND downtown
    http://1strnd.ca/contact/
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    Luxury parka maker Canada Goose announced plans Tuesday to open six new stores, including two in Europe.

    The retailer says it plans to open a store in Milan, Italy, and in Paris as well as an additional store in the United States and three more in Canada.

    The new Canadian locations will be in Toronto at the CF Sherway Gardens mall, in Edmonton at the West Edmonton Mall, and in Banff, Alta.

    https://globalnews.ca/news/5145521/c...GlobalEdmonton

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    Anyone have any knowledge what all the multiple support scaffolding surrounding the fountains and other areas are about? Picture attached. Looks like they are holding up portions of the second floor.

    https://ibb.co/ZgQ8rcc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny the Gardener View Post
    Anyone have any knowledge what all the multiple support scaffolding surrounding the fountains and other areas are about? Picture attached. Looks like they are holding up portions of the second floor.

    https://ibb.co/ZgQ8rcc
    they are replacing all the bulkheads they just did 5 years ago its so stupid i wish i had money like they did......

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    May 22, 2019
    3030, 8882 - 170 STREET NW
    Plan 8421891 Blk 28 Lot 5

    To construct interior alterations to convert auditorium No. 3 to a new 4DX auditorium.

    Job No 314292144-001
    Description: To change the Use from General Retail Store to Major Amusement Establishment (VR Live)
    Location: 8882 - 170 STREET NW
    Plan 8421891 Blk 28 Lot 5
    Applicant: WEST EDMONTON MALL
    Status: Issued
    Create Date: 5/22/2019 9:24:36 AM

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonicboom View Post
    May 22, 2019
    3030, 8882 - 170 STREET NW
    Plan 8421891 Blk 28 Lot 5

    To construct interior alterations to convert auditorium No. 3 to a new 4DX auditorium.

    Job No 314292144-001
    Description: To change the Use from General Retail Store to Major Amusement Establishment (VR Live)
    Location: 8882 - 170 STREET NW
    Plan 8421891 Blk 28 Lot 5
    Applicant: WEST EDMONTON MALL
    Status: Issued
    Create Date: 5/22/2019 9:24:36 AM
    so this is at Scotiabank theatre? because how is it considered retail at all somewhat confused here

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    just zoning things. Don't get too played up by the words "general retail store" as that can emcompass a lot of things beyond our concept of what a retail store could be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Magnus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny the Gardener View Post
    Anyone have any knowledge what all the multiple support scaffolding surrounding the fountains and other areas are about? Picture attached. Looks like they are holding up portions of the second floor.

    https://ibb.co/ZgQ8rcc
    they are replacing all the bulkheads they just did 5 years ago its so stupid i wish i had money like they did......
    I wish they would spend some serious coin on the exterior and parking lot of the mall. Maybe installing some flag poles with the city/provincial/mall flags comes to mind. And while we are it painting some traffic control lines wouldn't hurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny the Gardener View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Magnus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny the Gardener View Post
    Anyone have any knowledge what all the multiple support scaffolding surrounding the fountains and other areas are about? Picture attached. Looks like they are holding up portions of the second floor.

    https://ibb.co/ZgQ8rcc
    they are replacing all the bulkheads they just did 5 years ago its so stupid i wish i had money like they did......
    I wish they would spend some serious coin on the exterior and parking lot of the mall. Maybe installing some flag poles with the city/provincial/mall flags comes to mind. And while we are it painting some traffic control lines wouldn't hurt
    They slowly are repainting the mall in places and honstly im surpised they havent though of tearing down the old parkades and making them all go underground and then expand the mall where the old lots were

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Magnus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny the Gardener View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Magnus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny the Gardener View Post
    Anyone have any knowledge what all the multiple support scaffolding surrounding the fountains and other areas are about? Picture attached. Looks like they are holding up portions of the second floor.

    https://ibb.co/ZgQ8rcc
    they are replacing all the bulkheads they just did 5 years ago its so stupid i wish i had money like they did......
    I wish they would spend some serious coin on the exterior and parking lot of the mall. Maybe installing some flag poles with the city/provincial/mall flags comes to mind. And while we are it painting some traffic control lines wouldn't hurt
    They slowly are repainting the mall in places and honstly im surpised they havent though of tearing down the old parkades and making them all go underground and then expand the mall where the old lots were
    Or just drill through the parkades and go over.

    I’ve always thought that the south side or east side of the mall could be developed into multi story residential housing connecting right into the mall. (Same for many malls.)




    Found this:


    Why Malls Should Add Residential To Their Repurposing Plans
    2017
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/pamdanz...rposing-plans/
    Last edited by KC; 24-05-2019 at 05:58 PM.

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    ^^Going underground would be obscenely expensive, costly, and impractical, especially considering all of the utility and sewer lines going out from underneath the mall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JordanGalhanth View Post
    ^^Going underground would be obscenely expensive, costly, and impractical, especially considering all of the utility and sewer lines going out from underneath the mall.
    Again did you miss the post where i said they are replacing the bulkheads they just did 5 years ago??? they clearly have money to burn

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    Some sort of failure here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    Some sort of failure here?
    No they just have more money then brains and are redoing all the bulkheads in all phases

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Magnus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    Some sort of failure here?
    No they just have more money then brains and are redoing all the bulkheads in all phases
    As well they removed all mirrors from columns. Now in phase one they are (you guest it ) re-installing mirrors.. Are we dizzy yet ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny the Gardener View Post
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    Some sort of failure here?
    No they just have more money then brains and are redoing all the bulkheads in all phases
    As well they removed all mirrors from columns. Now in phase one they are (you guest it ) re-installing mirrors.. Are we dizzy yet ?
    no hopefulythey are gonna be removing alll the glass this time from all the phases its about bloody time too that **** was from when it was first built

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    Not long after we got rid of the family’s old modernist style furniture that we’d been kicking around for decades, it all came back into style. Typical.

    Also our at the lake I saw that a neighbour had dragged his old malm fireplace outside and left it there all winter. Had to tell another neighbour to tell this neighbour that they were back in vogue and that his trash was worth upwards of $1,500 - $2,000!


    The cycling of design fads gets pretty hilarious:


    “When Aletha found her Malm fireplace, it was covered in black paint (left). Luckily, that disaster was only as deep as the first layer of paint, beneath which showed the original orange enamel still in tact (right). Photo courtesy of Aletha VanderMaas.

    “I used a generic can of paint thinner on a soft rag and literally just rubbed the thin coat of black paint away,” Aletha says. After just a couple of hours’ work, the black paint had disappeared.

    Fortunately for Aletha, she did not have to do anything to restore the condition of the original color underneath. “The orange enamel was directly under the black paint and in amazing condition,” she says.”

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    Gangnam Street Food is opening in the phase 3 food court next to Splash Poke

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    Right next to the mediocre Boston Pizza.

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    Based on the number of women I see at WEM wearing torn jeans and flip flops,I have to wonder....is Edmonton that fashion forward to support SJP and her $$$ shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny the Gardener View Post
    Based on the number of women I see at WEM wearing torn jeans and flip flops,I have to wonder....is Edmonton that fashion forward to support SJP and her $$$ shoes.
    WEM has been attracting some high-end stores. Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. for example. Their research must be saying that Edmonton has a big enough market for them. Time will tell whether they're right or wrong about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny the Gardener View Post
    Based on the number of women I see at WEM wearing torn jeans and flip flops,I have to wonder....is Edmonton that fashion forward to support SJP and her $$$ shoes.
    I have to politely point you to anecdotal vs. statistical observation. Companies don't invest million's of dollars by walking around and passing curmudgeon flash judgments at people.

    North America is (in)famous for millionaires in jeans. Europeans gawk at this idea but it has been accepted for decades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny the Gardener View Post
    Based on the number of women I see at WEM wearing torn jeans and flip flops,I have to wonder....is Edmonton that fashion forward to support SJP and her $$$ shoes.
    Oh dear you have incited the mob here you best just run into ur bunker now LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny the Gardener View Post
    Based on the number of women I see at WEM wearing torn jeans and flip flops,I have to wonder....is Edmonton that fashion forward to support SJP and her $$$ shoes.
    What a typical "Kenny" thing to say...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonicboom View Post
    Luxury parka maker Canada Goose announced plans Tuesday to open six new stores, including two in Europe.

    The retailer says it plans to open a store in Milan, Italy, and in Paris as well as an additional store in the United States and three more in Canada.

    The new Canadian locations will be in Toronto at the CF Sherway Gardens mall, in Edmonton at the West Edmonton Mall, and in Banff, Alta.

    https://globalnews.ca/news/5145521/c...GlobalEdmonton

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    Uniqlo coming soon near the ice rink. Old Murale spot.

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    That’s cool!
    They're going to park their car over there. You're going to park your car over here. Get it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny the Gardener View Post
    Based on the number of women I see at WEM wearing torn jeans and flip flops,I have to wonder....is Edmonton that fashion forward to support SJP and her $$$ shoes.
    do you not know how expensive some of those torn jeans and flip flops are?
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    Quote Originally Posted by glendroid View Post
    Uniqlo coming soon near the ice rink. Old Murale spot.
    This is great news! Do you have a source?

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    Looking at the map of the mall on their website, it appears there are 3 empty spots starting with the Murale spot (old Evelyn Charles) all the way to the hallway beside Pottery Barn. Let’s hope Uniqlo takes the whole space.
    They're going to park their car over there. You're going to park your car over here. Get it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gord Lacey View Post
    Looking at the map of the mall on their website, it appears there are 3 empty spots starting with the Murale spot (old Evelyn Charles) all the way to the hallway beside Pottery Barn. Let’s hope Uniqlo takes the whole space.
    Time will tell how big and whether a flagship location or just a retail outlet. A quick internet check confirmed some pretty basic job hiring. https://jobs.jobvite.com/uniqloca/jobs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gord Lacey View Post
    Looking at the map of the mall on their website, it appears there are 3 empty spots starting with the Murale spot (old Evelyn Charles) all the way to the hallway beside Pottery Barn. Let’s hope Uniqlo takes the whole space.

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    Thanks for the photo. I hope it’s the whole space that’s being used.
    They're going to park their car over there. You're going to park your car over here. Get it?

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    Where I work I can see inside the construction area and I’m pretty confident it’s the whole thing. There aren’t any walls dividing it up and that’s the rumour in the mall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glendroid View Post
    Uniqlo coming soon near the ice rink. Old Murale spot.
    Love Uniqlo, guess I will continue to buy online.
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    my bet is they take the old laura locations as well as the mall seems to be changing the format of small stores to super huge formats

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanO View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by glendroid View Post
    Uniqlo coming soon near the ice rink. Old Murale spot.
    Love Uniqlo, guess I will continue to buy online.
    Can't support Edmonton unless it's downtown eh? Not surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medwards View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by IanO View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by glendroid View Post
    Uniqlo coming soon near the ice rink. Old Murale spot.
    Love Uniqlo, guess I will continue to buy online.
    Can't support Edmonton unless it's downtown eh? Not surprised.
    I hope the mens wear sold in North America is a North American "LARGE" because what I have bought in Japan over the years is smaller no matter whether its XL,L,M,S.or XS. You need to buy a size bigger to be certain unless you try in the store which I did. Almost all of the products sold in Japan is made of synthetics so don't shrink but some of mine have lost shape over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medwards View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by IanO View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by glendroid View Post
    Uniqlo coming soon near the ice rink. Old Murale spot.
    Love Uniqlo, guess I will continue to buy online.
    Can't support Edmonton unless it's downtown eh? Not surprised.
    If it's not downtown, it's not really Edmonton now, is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkozoriz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Medwards View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by IanO View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by glendroid View Post
    Uniqlo coming soon near the ice rink. Old Murale spot.
    Love Uniqlo, guess I will continue to buy online.
    Can't support Edmonton unless it's downtown eh? Not surprised.
    If it's not downtown, it's not really Edmonton now, is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdmTrekker View Post
    I hope the mens wear sold in North America is a North American "LARGE" because what I have bought in Japan over the years is smaller no matter whether its XL,L,M,S.or XS. You need to buy a size bigger to be certain unless you try in the store which I did. Almost all of the products sold in Japan is made of synthetics so don't shrink but some of mine have lost shape over time.
    Uniqlo uses different sizing & cuts for North America.
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    Partly the reason why I still prefer actual stores for clothing as oppose to online shopping.
    Sure free returns for most places even if you shop online, but I rather not buy 6 of the same shirts in various sizes and colours.
    Sizing charts never seem to work perfectly for me.

    Heck uniqlo itself I tend to fit in medium for some of their t-shirts, require large for button up shirts and wear a small for their jackets....go figure

    Now if anyone can confirm this rumour, I will be very happy. Muji next thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdmTrekker View Post
    I hope the mens wear sold in North America is a North American "LARGE" because what I have bought in Japan over the years is smaller no matter whether its XL,L,M,S.or XS. You need to buy a size bigger to be certain unless you try in the store which I did. Almost all of the products sold in Japan is made of synthetics so don't shrink but some of mine have lost shape over time.
    They have adjusted sizes for different markets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medwards View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by IanO View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by glendroid View Post
    Uniqlo coming soon near the ice rink. Old Murale spot.
    Love Uniqlo, guess I will continue to buy online.
    Can't support Edmonton unless it's downtown eh? Not surprised.
    Instead of an urban location Downtown or on Whyte, we get another store choosing WEM. Wonderful.
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    At least it's not SEC!
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    ^^ wem or southgate makes perfect sense.

    Their other stores across canada are in large shopping malls too. I doubt uniqlo would even consider Calgary's Core mall (which is leaps and bounds better than our CCM) and would easily choose Chinook.

    I get Uniqlo has a somewhat cult following, but not even that would be enough to draw thousands of shoppers into their stores each day if it was located downtown or even Whyte.

    ID had the potential to attract some prominent retailers with their original plans but they've waffled on Tower B....and now from the look of it, we get a grocer plus a bunch of pharmacies and quasi-fast food joints.

    If the Murale location rumoured is true, it is perfect for uniqlo...though I'm curious about the space - the store surprisingly commands a lot of footage.

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    Maybe if the DBA was more "advocate for bringing in new business" and less "We need fancy sidewalks and light standards" and "We don't want to open up the Maunlife 2 podium to something more appropriate", there'd actually be someone moving downtown.

    But, keep on poaching from the rest of the city (yes, the city exists beyond the downtown boundaries) and advocating to keep inappropriate tenants from moving. Maybe ask City COuncil to pass a bylaw that a new retailer has to open downtown before they open anywhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanO View Post
    Instead of an urban location Downtown or on Whyte, we get another store choosing WEM. Wonderful.
    There's likely no space on Whyte that's as large as the space they're taking in WEM & we all know why they didn't pick Downtown.
    Giving less of a damn than ever… Can't laugh at the ignorant if you ignore them!

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    Manulife 2 would have enough room if it were available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noodle View Post
    Uniqlo uses different sizing & cuts for North America.
    Quote Originally Posted by IanO View Post
    They have adjusted sizes for different markets.
    +1


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