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  • #31
    Hmmm a bit for this one :
    456- Lydo Lydo
    Call Us soon, for some Fido
    Still waiting for the Arlington site to be reborn .......

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    • #32
      G.W.G. Jean Factory
      Gone............................and very quickly forgotten may I add.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
        Originally posted by 24karat View Post
        Hobbitt's
        What kind of place was that? Did they cater to midgets with hairy feet?
        They sold comics and pop culture stuff.
        Fly Edmonton first. Support EIA

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        • #34
          A few more:

          National Music on 101 Street
          Music Men of Canada
          Harmony Kids
          Johnson Walkers
          Walkrite
          Fly Edmonton first. Support EIA

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          • #35
            Along Whyte Avenue...east to west

            Palace Theatre
            Hooper's Drug Store
            Lloyd's Rexall Drug Store
            Zeidler's Lumber Yard
            Cable's Grocery
            Mello Moor/South Edmonton Creamery
            Walker's Hardware
            Toller Shoe Repair
            Murray & Farrah
            People's Department Store
            Podersky Furniture
            Chapman Brothers
            Chic Shoes
            South Side Stationary
            Rainbow Ballroom
            Varscona Theatre

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            • #36
              Maverick Brewery
              “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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              • #37
                Henry closes its doors

                Edmonton Journal
                November 10, 2009

                We've got good news and bad news.

                The good news: Henry, spinoff store of Edmonton menswear giant Henry Singer, is having a big sale with markdowns on brand-name casual wear.

                "It's pretty crazy. It's an absolute final clearance," Jordan Singer, president of the Henry Singer Fashion Group, said Monday. "There's some really special sale pricing on right now."

                The bad news: Henry's Old Strathcona at 81st Avenue and Calgary Trail will close in two weeks. Henry's Calgary flagship will be all that's left of the chain.

                "As a company, we're focusing on putting our resources toward other things right now," said Singer. The Strathcona Henry "was an underperformer. I don't think it was actually the best location for us in the end and (it had)maybe too much square footage."

                Singer said the company is open to finding another Edmonton location for Henry, which opened off the Whyte Avenue strip in 2005.
                http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Henry...768/story.html

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                • #38
                  The Singer group of clothing stores may have misjudged their entire client base throughout River City
                  Still waiting for the Arlington site to be reborn .......

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                  • #39
                    The problem is: THEY SOLD HIDEOUS CLOTHES that nobody had any interest in wearing.

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                    • #40
                      It was in a bad location off Whyte. Then again, so is Dirks.
                      “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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                      • #41
                        Meh, it was a wretched location. Henry would have done much better right on Whyte or somewhere in the Core.
                        LA today, Athens tomorrow. I miss E-town.

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                        • #42
                          The article does say that they might reopen somewhere. I stopped by last night to take a look at what they had left... the sale has been on for over a week now. Slim pickings.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
                            It was in a bad location off Whyte. Then again, so is Dirks.
                            Dirks is awful period.
                            Henry was always meh. Their offerings fell right into the category of "brand shopping," it was just about the labels and not really about bringing in anything new or niche.

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                            • #44
                              Exactly... they carried good brands, but the selection was awful. I used to check it out quite regularly, but have only bought a couple things there in the 4 years it has been open.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by DanC View Post
                                Dirks is awful period.
                                Why? I shop there on occasion and manage to pick up some good stuff, although the selection isn't as huge as Holt Renfrew or Henry Singer.
                                “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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