Casual commentary about political, cultural and economic issues with a particular interest on the city of Winnipeg by John Dobbin
Friday, November 12, 2010
Exchange District Developments
The site of a new grocery at 223 McDermot Avenue. The All City Modern Convenience store appears to be going up in a former clothing store. Talia Syrie, is the co-owner. She also owns the Tall Poppy restaurant on Main. The store will be 1400 square feet.
The Woodbine Hotel is 466 Main Street. Next door at 468 Main Street will be a new gym run by Lindsay Hamel. It is the red brick building. The space will be 800 square feet.
Looking back at 120 James Avenue. Plan in place is to tear down the warehouse and build 60 condos with underground parking
The four story building in background is 128 James Avenue. The plan is to 10 condos there and commercial development. Also talked about is a four story addition.
A flurry of activity in the Exchange District lately.
There is likely to be a continued attraction to building condos and apartments in the east Exchange area in the next year or two. It has reached something of a critical mass to attract other condo dwellers and the like. More restaurants and other amenities are likely to follow.
It is probably a good idea to stand out of the way for most of what is happening but at the same time, I think the province and the city should look at what they might like to have near the museum for future use or for the city for administration. While it seems impossible now, space could be at a premium in a few years in that area.
I would like the province to commit to a science museum for the province's 150th birthday. More on that later.