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Want to say law office, but don't remember. They did a big renovation on it like 15 years ago, now it's left to rot again.
 

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Centre street and 13 Ave is definitely the most "American" section of Calgary: nothing but abandoned buildings and parking lots encircled by barbed wire and chain link fence. Such a shame for the intersection of Calgary's "main street" and the 13 Ave Greenway.
 

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And the trash! The ground around these derelict buildings and parking lots is covered in weed entangled discarded clothes, food packages, needle/saline tubes. It looks awful.
 

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Anyone know what the deal is with this old house? I walk by it all the time and it's boarded up and used by homeless and meth heads to sleep and do drugs. Really a shame as it's quite a nice house.
https://www.google.ca/maps/@51.0400...4g!2e0!5s20190501T000000!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
What a shame! Didn’t it used to be a computer repair shop or something?
Want to say law office, but don't remember. They did a big renovation on it like 15 years ago, now it's left to rot again.
It was Voodoo Computers. They owned buildings on both side of Centre iirc, and made high end workstations and gaming computers. They were acquired by Hewlett Packard in 2006. From streetview, it doesn't look like the house has changed much since 2007.

A house on the east side of centre was removed/burned down between 2007 and 2009.
 

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That was the HQ of Voodoo Computers. It made custom, high end PC's. HP ended up acquiring Voodoo and driving it into the ground. I had a Voodo tshirt and hat back around 1999.
 

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Centre street and 13 Ave is definitely the most "American" section of Calgary: nothing but abandoned buildings and parking lots encircled by barbed wire and chain link fence. Such a shame for the intersection of Calgary's "main street" and the 13 Ave Greenway.
Cash Corner probably dissuades most redevelopment there, lots of super sketchy people around there. I had one guy screaming at me about "where the bugs went in" one time, that was interesting, dude was clearly on meth.
 

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I wonder if they're deepening the north channel of the Elbow for rafts?
 

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