When I went over to buy lightbulbs at our Coxwell hardware store, I said how much I was going to miss the store when it closes in September.
“Oh, we are looking to relocate in the neighbourhood,” the hardware guy said. 🙂
This is great news, of course. In the neighbourhood is what we need!
Rumours abound for what will happen to that block, after Home Hardware moves out. Danica and I see a big footprint for a Shoppers Drug Mart, taking up all of the hardware store space plus the Coffee Time space on the corner.
Is that empty Royal Bank building on the corner across the street too big to be a Home Hardware? Probably, I guess.
Mr Spiffle tells me that city business taxes are killers. Such a big place would carry a huge tax burden. What we don’t need in there is a Starbucks. Lazy Daisy and the Flying Pony already serve our needs, and better.