^ Agree @thommyjo
. But in addition to the whole streetscape aspect of the project, I hope we can get some really good tenants filling up the commercial spaces along this stretch. The current mix of "tenants", especially form 101-99 Street, will add nothing to the attractiveness and vibrancy of the street. The current mix on the south side going from west to east is: Amore Pasta, former Rose and Crown space (vacant), MNP Tower parkade entrance, alley entrance, City of Edmonton Development Appeal/Assessment review office, Churchill Lobby entrance and City Center Health medical office/pharmacy. On the north side of the street we have: surface parking lot, a shoe clinic, Main Street Apartments Tower Parkade entrance, Main Street Apartments Tower Lobby entrance, Pazzo Pazzo restaurant, Pazzo Lounge, Allen's Convenience Store and an Insurance/Investment Service office. We are going to need a much better selection of tenants to get the vibrancy that is so badly need here. Flowers and planters will only go so far. We need a good selection of bars,/pubs/restaurants/cafes with large outdoor patios spiling out onto the new wide, attractive sidewalks being added with this project. And maybe even a retail shop or two??? It would be nice to see a new pub go into the Rose and Crown space and the CoE vacating their large street level office in the Churchill replaced by a couple good cafes/restaurants. It's a start.
Anyway, just my 2 cents on a Monday morning.