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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Building rumours 4: 222-232 Wakefield St

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I noticed at the weekend that the car yard at 222-232 Wakefield St (behind Courtenay Central) had partly emptied out, with signs on the window of their little mini-Te Papa office instructing people to cross the road for their SUV fix.

Car yard on Wakefield St (behind Courtenay Central)
Could this be the start of the long-awaited five-screen art-house cinema complex and retail centre? Now that the equally long-promised bowling alley is taking shape next door, perhaps it's finally happening. Of course, it could just be another car yard moving in, or a renovation of the existing one, or something equally boring. Any rumours?


At 10:09 pm, September 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the car dealership can't or won't move, maybe it could be possible to build a raised platform on top of it, with apartments etc on top? If Marion Square is anything to go by, it seems to work.

At 2:00 pm, September 15, 2006, Blogger Tom said...

I think it's more that Reading have been waiting for the right commercial timing. It could be possible to build on top, as you say, or simply to revelop the site and have the dealership as the ground floor tenants.


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