Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Do the Retail Shuffle

Seems  just a couple of short years back there was a flurry of new businesses opening on the westside. The Kent store aside, it's been quiet lately.  Maybe that will change.

I've heard recently that the site of the former Blockbuster Video at the Lancaster Mall will house a Second Cup coffee shop and a Little Caesar's Pizza. I wonder if this is rumour or reality? The site has been empty for quite  a while - it would be nice to have something in there.

And, I was told that Better Buy Sports in Lancaster Mall is not going out of business, but it's relocating to the site of the former NBLC store in Westwind Mall on Fairville Blvd.  Apparently it's a better fit for them.    

Could be.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Travelling west - a change.

For  many years the large "Thorne's" sign displayed on the Chesley Drive shop storefront was a sure sign for me that the westside was up over the hill  - then it disappeared a few years back and the huge white expanse of nothing was all that passersby saw. Recently Source Atlantic added their logo and name to the facade.

I hope they get the point

I guess some folks weren't paying attention on the way in to the Irving Nature Park.
This should grab their attention.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

I spy with my little cam....

Always like spying the Google View mobile in town.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Powder Puff

This little dude had been in our neighbouhood for months. The result of an unfortunate close call (lost his tail)  has not diminished his capacity to do everything a squirrel does, including being a pain in the garden.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Kent Countdown

The Kent store west is set to open in about a week. I took this pic the other day before the countdown had begun.  As of today it's at 6 days, I think.

There goes the neighbourhood

As seen on the westside ... someone needs to tell Sam.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Simms Corner - were we ahead of the game all along?

Might this work for Simms Corner?
No traffic lights. No traffic signs. No painted lines in the roadway. No curbs. And 26,000 vehicles passing every day through a traditional village center with busy pedestrian traffic.  It’s called "shared space."

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Free buses, really?

I was interested to read about free public transportation;  I wasn't aware it existed. An article in the Atlantic  says it is popular in Europe.  Love to see that concept here.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Traffic Tie ups on Reversing Falls Bridge

Get ready for more headaches, road / water work happening on the bridge.

Motorists are advised that beginning March 11, and continuing over the next several weeks, the Reversing Falls Bridge will be reduced to one lane of traffic.  During this time, there will also be no vehicle access to Douglas Avenue from Bridge Road or Chesley Drive.  Temporary traffic signals will be installed at both ends of the bridge to direct traffic.