|466 ft / 142 m||41 storeys||!|
|Status: Under Construction||Completion: TBD|
Category: Residential, Retail
Probably the case. I think EV is a ways off from being a destination area to be honest. Even when the rest of blocks get developed, it'll still be a ways away from being a Kensington or Inglewood. The River walk area will be decently busy, especially in the summer, but the neighborhood won't be a full on destination. At some point when the Green line LRT station goes in at 4th street and a decent corridor can build up along 4th street SE from Vic Park to the Bow River, that could all change. I'm pretty sure it'll be a destination neighborhood someday, but it's going to be be a while. For now it'll be a successful inner city neighborhood that will continue to evolve.guess arris shapes up being utilitarian but by no means a destination for anyone not living in the area.
Damn thats a bummer. It sucks seeing a lot of good quality stores closing or relocating along 8th ave. The Louis Vuitton from Holts relocating to Chinook was unfortunate too. Big luxury brands like LV are great for attracting rich Chinese tourists and the last thing you want is them heading towards the suburbs. Kind of creates a bleak future for 8th ave shopping. Well, at least the Winners will be a relocation within the city core, so not all bad news. I just wish the city could do more to retain big name retailers in the city centre, particularly hotspots like 8th ave.Also Sportschek is closing next to Winners on Stephen, so there potential for a very large retail gap along Stephen if something doesn't replace it.
And if the lot opposite (south) of Arris ever gets developed into something with retail there's a possibility of 6th ave becoming a decent corridor. I feel like a destination neighborhood needs a corridor, or at least a mesh of 3 or 4 blocks (like the Byward Market) to become a destination.I agree, however all of these services coming to the neighbourhood will certainly make it a lot more attractive to buy in. The level of services is becoming Beltline-esque.
Winners (TJX) is taking over the brick and mortar retail landscape in Canada. They are the Shoppers Drug Mart in the fashion retail world. It's plausible they will add more locations in the near future instead of closing any within downtown and the Beltline. The other is Dollar/Discount stores.
Thought you meant not closing a Beltline one by your previous wording.There's a good chance there will be a Beltline location in the future. Their rapid expansion has included opening new locations within blocks of older ones. They are limited on location by their large space needs. One of the few retailer in their space range that is expanding instead of contracting brick and mortar locations to online.