Encore Tower | 138m | 43s | Westrich Pacific | Dub Architects

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David A

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The space has been empty for some time. I really don't think this is the time to get too picky.

Realistically, what other possibility is there right now - another 7-11 or Shoppers Drug Mart? I am not sure even that.
 

David A

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I suppose there could also be another pay day loan outlet or marijuana retail store, however the former tend to avoid newer more expensive spaces and the latter I feel is the market is getting saturated.
 

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My wishlist for Downtown would include:

Simon's
Zara
Lululemon
Uniqlo
DSW
Nordstrom
Winners/HomeSense
(some street facing, some on ECC)

Gangnam Street Food (street facing)
Burger King (street facing)
McDonalds (street facing)
A&W (street facing)
REC Room (ICE District or ECC)

PetSmart (street facing)
IKEA Design (street facing)
FreshCO or NoFrills (south of Jasper, somewhere, maybe in a podium)
ANY big box store, in an urban format (I'd kill to see that Best Buy on 104ave/109st give way to a tower and move to anchor a big podium in the Warehouse district)
I'd also love if one of the Rexal or Shoppers could become a London Drugs, which is a much more useful and diverse store.
 

Gronk!

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I like your list for the most part, ChazYEG.

I'd throw in:
hardware store (e.g. Home Hardware)
IMAX theatre
bowling alley (if one doesn't show up in Ice District)
another menswear store such as Harry Rosen
a new location for Hudsons - maybe RHW?
Indigo, which could replace the small & outdated Coles in ECC
IHOP
Rogers media (TV/radio)
shoe shine service, which disappeared many years ago
3rd location of Square One coffee (I love their West Block location)
Henry Singer moves to street-facing location
men's spa to replace The Board Room
 

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Not talking 'Downtown' folks but rather Encore.

I'd love the kitchen sink too.
 

David A

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There are so many good ideas here. I think it only goes to show the paucity of good retail downtown currently.

I also think that the people living in the area really want more nearby and I don't think like having to often drive to South Edmonton Common or West Ed, because these are the only places on the radar of someone in TO who decides where to locate things.

I might be projecting a bit here, but I think people living and working downtown are fed up about the meager retail here.
 

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