Comment 39095

By jason (registered) | Posted March 24, 2010 at 12:05:03

We need neighbourhoods that have a little bit of everything that make living and visiting a pleasurable experience.

Absolutely bang on Dave. I agree with you 100%. You are one of the many building owners I was referring to earlier that gives me hope for the future of James. With folks like you and the Buttrum's etc.... we seem to have a good base of landlords in place who will continue with adding quality retail and mixed uses to this neighbourhood.

I'm sure you'll agree that the Brain and My Dog Joe are amazing additions to the street. I think the message has been missed by some who hear the words "Hess Village" and automatically assume that every building on James is going to be torn down and replaced with a gross spot like Rokbar.

Based on what I know of Brad and hearing his comments, he seems to see the need for cool new spots like The Brain and MDJ to add to the culture and vibrancy of this district. It sure sounds to me like he's not looking to replicate Hess Village, but rather add more discerning spots to relax for folks like you and I who feel out of place in Hess Village. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I only see that as a good thing for you and all of the other business owners on the street.

Comment edited by jason on 2010-03-24 11:06:50

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