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What does the Cataraqui Centre need?

  The Cataraqui Centre is the largest shopping mall in the Kingston area. In fact, you’d have to go to Ottawa or Oshawa to find one bigger. Since it opened in 1982, it has stayed fundamentally the same, though with a handful of renovations, additions, and reconfiguring. It has outlasted

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King’s Crossing: Phase Two

Just over three years ago, King’s Crossing laid down the first pieces of their plan to develop a massive, vacant parcel of land bordering Division Street and the 401. To date, the big box fashion outlet hasn’t spelled doom and gloom for downtown competitors, nor have the effects been negative

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

Two years ago Kingstonist published a three part series that explored the ever-changing landscape of downtown storefronts, with a specific focus on new business and vacant commercial real estate.  Back in 2009, high taxes, the recession, aging infrastructure as well as competition from new big box outlets were being blamed

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Friday Foto

What a week!  Thanks so much to everyone who has so thoughtfully contributed to our posts regarding the upcoming Mayoral election and the impending doom of a new Starbucks downtown (haha, just kidding about the whole doom thing but ya know…).  If you haven’t weighed in yet, have a peak

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