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#884381 --- 09/17/08 09:16 PM Canandaigua - Old Wal-Mart
Nekoyasha Offline
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So, does anyone know what is going into the old Canandaigua Wal-mart? It has been repainted (in tan colors) and the parking lot has been all redone. Someone said because of the colors, it could be a Target. Someone else said they heard a Staples.
Any rumors or facts out there?

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#884434 --- 09/17/08 11:09 PM Re: Canandaigua - Old Wal-Mart [Re: Nekoyasha]
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I've been curious about it too.

A Target wouldn't be bad, but would they put it right next to WalMart? Rumor I heard was a Sam's Club.

...As long as its not yet ANOTHER pharmacy....

There's been some activity in there lately, though. Probably will know soon who's coming in with "now hiring" signs.
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#884439 --- 09/18/08 12:10 AM Re: Canandaigua - Old Wal-Mart [Re: KoDSC]
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Yeah, a Target wouldn't be bad (another option for normal shopping). I could *probably* see them putting them near each other, as look at how close our pharmacies are (ie: Walgreens & Rite Aid) - and like you, good grief, we don't need another pharmacy! Sam's Club would make sense, but I just don't think that would fit - unless they were to add onto it somewhere in the back or to the right?
I hate when they get all these new stores ready, and nobody ever knows anything until shortly before a grand opening. Ugh, must everything be so top secret? \:\)
Wish I knew more what was coming in the new Bed, Bath & Beyond plaza.....was rumored to be a Borders, and I forget the other I heard about....

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#884440 --- 09/18/08 12:32 AM Re: Canandaigua - Old Wal-Mart [Re: Nekoyasha]
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I would highly doubt Walmart would let a scenario happen where a Target comes in next door (in a building they used to occupy) whether they owned the property or leased it.

A Sam's club would be nice.

Loopnet lists the property as "off market" Hmmm...

http://www.loopnet.com/property/15031219/3191-County-Road-10/

Has anyone tried looking up a building permit? It might let the cat out of the bag if it says something like (whatever) Stores Inc. ;\)


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#884445 --- 09/18/08 12:55 AM Re: Canandaigua - Old Wal-Mart [Re: Sovereign King]
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Thanks for sharing that link, Sovereign King!
We asked a Wal-Mart employee if they knew what was going in the old Wal-Mart.....their answer: "We have nothing to do with the old building." We said we heard a Target was coming, they said "That wouldn't be big enough for a Target."
Target is the same size, far as I can tell, as the old normal Wal-Marts. (Are there any 'super' Targets)? So I can certainly see a Target fitting there. Their first answer was kinda dumb, as it's not what we asked. \:\)
Will have to see if I can find out info on a building permit...but I'm not exactly where to look just yet.

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#884447 --- 09/18/08 01:11 AM Re: Canandaigua - Old Wal-Mart [Re: Nekoyasha]
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I think that space was rather small for a target Walmart... Especially how big these stores have gotten... From what I've seen it is not big enough for a target... ...but what do I know. I still don't see Walmart allowing a target to go into one of it's former locations next to a target... Then again what do I know.

Here's something to think about... That building has been empty for three years now... In that three years we have seen major corporate owned stores pass it up... Peebles built in the old P&C or was it Ames (I'm tired I can't remember), Bed Bath & Beyond and Pet(whatever) went into the new plaza... That is just 2008... The building was available but passed up for one reason or another by at least three companies (not including companies that looked that decided not to build in Canandaigua). So why did they pass it up? The age? Is the building falling apart? Are they asking to much for rent/purchase price? The location? Who knows it could be a million reasons... ...but if three good companies like that passed it, it is probably not because they didn't know about, but for a reason. So I wouldn't be surprised if you are disappointed with what decided it was suitable.

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#884521 --- 09/18/08 06:50 AM Re: Canandaigua - Old Wal-Mart [Re: Nekoyasha]
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Target would be nice.. b ut why would they pain it walmart colors? The waterloo walmart just got painted in tan..

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#884633 --- 09/18/08 10:02 AM Re: Canandaigua - Old Wal-Mart [Re: LovInABox]
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That building was painted tan years ago... Again I'll put my money on it not being a Target...

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#884638 --- 09/18/08 10:06 AM Re: Canandaigua - Old Wal-Mart [Re: Sovereign King]
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Besides how many empty lots are there advertised for sale/lease along 332 and 5&20? If Target wanted to be in Canadaigua don't you think they would be already? It's not like Target was sitting around waiting for a place they could get into in Canandaigua, so they could get into he old run down Walmart building 3 years later.

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#884648 --- 09/18/08 10:40 AM Re: Canandaigua - Old Wal-Mart [Re: Sovereign King]
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That was something else the Wal-Mart employee said....that the old building needed a lot of work. Who knows I guess how much fixing up they had to/did/need to/if they do on the inside.
Sooner or later I guess we'll see what goes in there.
I wish PetSmart came rather than Petco....Petco charges asolutely ridiculous prices....trust me, I know from many years of pet shopping experience. They are terribly overpriced. Gouging I would even say.

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#884710 --- 09/18/08 12:03 PM Re: Canandaigua - Old Wal-Mart [Re: Nekoyasha]
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When Walmart boxes fail or if they upgrade to super-size they tend hold onto the empty shell to ward off competition...this is how they downgrade communities in their wake. Heaven forbid a Mom and Pop store open in its place...

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#884725 --- 09/18/08 12:35 PM Re: Canandaigua - Old Wal-Mart [Re: Genevan]
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Actually, the building was just recently repainted. The Waterloo Walmart (still open) has also been repainted to these colors. Knowing that they are building a new Super Walmart in Waterloo, I have no idea why they would put the money into repainting the building. There must be a plan.....
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#884735 --- 09/18/08 12:59 PM Re: Canandaigua - Old Wal-Mart [Re: Greymane]
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Is it possible that Big Lots will be moving into a better location/building? The new one in Geneva is not bad compared to the old one!

I can see the old WalMart being suitable for Big Lots. We also have to consider the other smaller chain store that are out there.

A Best Buy, Circuit City or even a Marshall's would be cool! Burlington Coat Factory?

Oooh...I can't wait to see! It's like Christmas!
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#884748 --- 09/18/08 01:20 PM Re: Canandaigua - Old Wal-Mart [Re: Greymane]
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Originally Posted By: Greymane
Actually, the building was just recently repainted. The Waterloo Walmart (still open) has also been repainted to these colors. Knowing that they are building a new Super Walmart in Waterloo, I have no idea why they would put the money into repainting the building. There must be a plan.....


Maybe this is exactly the impression Walmart wants to make...

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#884758 --- 09/18/08 01:41 PM Re: Canandaigua - Old Wal-Mart [Re: 14me14u]
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Originally Posted By: 14me14u


I can see the old WalMart being suitable for Big Lots. We also have to consider the other smaller chain store that are out there.

A Best Buy, Circuit City or even a Marshall's would be cool! Burlington Coat Factory?

Oooh...I can't wait to see! It's like Christmas!


All former Walmart's:

Big Lots


Best Buy.


Burlington Coat Factory







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#884763 --- 09/18/08 02:04 PM Re: Canandaigua - Old Wal-Mart [Re: Sovereign King]
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I was thinking today that I am surprised that Walmart has not come up with some type of store theme (you know not like Walmart) like a furniture, discount clothing, or electronics, etc. type store to put into it's old buildings...

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#884781 --- 09/18/08 02:37 PM Re: Canandaigua - Old Wal-Mart [Re: Nekoyasha]
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It could possibly be the Spirit Halloween Store. Last year they were located where the new Peebles is now. And since it is only a seasonal store who knows they might temporarily be locating there. Had to through my guess in...however would love to see a Target personally.
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#884795 --- 09/18/08 03:15 PM Re: Canandaigua - Old Wal-Mart [Re: lilfiretech]
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^^^ That sounds like the most realistic one yet.

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#884798 --- 09/18/08 03:23 PM Re: Canandaigua - Old Wal-Mart [Re: lilfiretech]
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A possibility, but I wouldn't think they would repaint & redo the parking lot for a temp store (unless the work was to be done anyway). I was thinking it could go into the other half of the old P&C, but probably too small now with Peebles.
Wait....I just checked the Spirit official site - look here, says it will be on Main St:

699 S Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

http://www.spirithalloween.com/StoreLocation.aspx?state=NY

I'm a little confused, as the bank is there on the corner...

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#884805 --- 09/18/08 03:35 PM Re: Canandaigua - Old Wal-Mart [Re: Nekoyasha]
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I just saw it the other day its in the old Wegmans plaza.

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