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The State of… Williamsville’s Main Street (Part 3 of 3)

In our final snapshot of downtown Kingston, we turn our gaze to the ongoing revitalization of Williamsville’s Main Street. This section of Princess Street, spanning from Division to Bath Road, has been the subject of a major study, debate, and  fiery controversy over the past few years. One of the

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The State of… Downtown Sidestreets (Part 2 of 3)

Since publishing last week’s snapshot of lower Princess Street, and comparing those results against what we’ve recorded in years past, it’s abundantly clear that our downtown’s main thoroughfare has a higher number of vacancies and a staggering number of new contenders slash relocations. In fact, the number of vacancies observed

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The State of… Williamsville’s Main Street (Part 3 of 3)

In our original three-part series that focused on upper and lower Princess Street, as well as neighbouring side streets, we took a snapshot of new development and also documented long-standing vacancies. Two years later, we revisited this topic of conversation, while it has proven to be as divisive as any

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The State of… Upper Princess (Part 3 of 3)

Late last December we launched a three-part series which documented vacant storefronts, recent relocations as well as new businesses in downtown Kingston.  In part one we combed lower Princess Street from Ontario to Division, highlighting unfortunate closures such as S&R and Downtown Kingston Sports, as well as positive growth including

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The State of… Downtown Sidestreets (Part 2 of 3)

Last week we introduced the state of…Lower Princess Street, which sparked an unbelievable debate and received a record number of comments regarding the downtown business-scape.  Kingstonist’s readers weighed in on the cost of rent, the normalcy of vacant storefronts, as well as who owns property downtown.  In episode two, we

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The State of… Lower Princess (Part 1 of 3)

With this week’s announcement that Downtown Kingston Sports is set to close up shop after 112 years of dutiful service, the Limestone City’s core is set to lose another iconic fixture.  In this case, high taxes, the recession, as well as competition from big box outlets and online competitors, are

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