The shopping centre was among the 18 brick-and-mortar locations worldwide called “notorious markets” for counterfeiting and piracy in a report from the U.S. Office of the Trade Representative.
Tucked just inside the store's doors, Shelley Berthelot was greeted by former co-workers and customers as they grieved the loss of Peterborough's Sears. Amidst the comments about how empty the store looks, they shared a common refrain. What could have been. "Sears catalog could have been Amazon," Berthelot says emphatically. "Everybody ordered from the catalog. They had the business and they threw it away."
The dwindling list of old-time downtown London retailers is shrinking again with the closing of the Meyer Epstein coat store after a remarkable 70-year run in the same location.
Demolition is now complete and shoring is well underway on the massive mixed-use 7-building complex by RioCan, Allied, and Tridel on the property of the former Globe and Mail headquarters at Front and Spadina. While workers are busy on site, design development has continued behind the scenes with a series of Site Plan Approval (SPA) submissions received by the City.
Visitors to the Central Library in London can now go back in time to explore a piece of Dundas Street from the Victorian era. Pieces of the façade of the Marshall Brothers Tea Company, established in 1873, are now prominently displayed on the third floor of the library. The new exhibit was unveiled earlier this week. "It's probably one of the oldest store facades in London," says Dorothy Palmer, of the local branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. Visitors can get a "real look at what a little shop looked like in that time of Victoria."