I saw a blurb on LinkedIn about Atco renovating their old buildings in DT YYC but within that blurb was a mention about how "they are re-developing this lot.^ I can't emphasize how important it is to get the entire strip of no man's land north of downtown developed. It plays a huge role into why our downtown has been underperforming compared to other cities in Canada.
BTW, if any of you haven't yet, go take a walk down Columbia Blvd. (105 Ave.) The changes that have happened in the area of the image above have been incredible! The massing for the new buildings look good.
I have never understood the cannabis retail market. Near invisible margins, insane competition from both legal AND blackmarket, heavy gov't regulations kill most ability to have competitive advantage, etc. They're all in a marathon to see who can go the furthest before bleeding out.Fire & Flower filles for CCAA protection which probably won't turn out well for Couchd-Tarde or anyone else involved.
|Major Development Permit|
|To change the use from a Specialty Food Service to a Protective and Emergency Service that is Accessory to a Public Park (EPS and Edmonton Peace Officer beat station at Churchill Square)|
|9918 - 102 AVENUE NW|
Despite all the recent hot air from politicians, you actually still seldom see police much downtown recently, unless they are responding to a particular incident.Maybe some sort of shared use eventually between a cafe/restaurant and a small EPS office to help keep order in the area.