Monday, 10 August 2009

Hydro Tower RBC Branch Open

The 8500 sq ft RBC branch inside the Hydro Tower is now open bringing street life to the south side of Portage. Marcello's, the other retail tenant on Portage Avenue, has 'coming soon' signs up but is in the early stages of construction. The tower will have over 40,000 sq ft of retail space available, once completed.

That does leave RBC's temporary location at Portage and Hargrave, a former CIBC, now vacant. It's a great space with lots of light. Hopefully someone will be enticed by that.

I was standing outside Portage Place earlier today and a group of Sioux Falls S.D. tourists were waiting for their bus to pick them up. The were quite impressed with the building, cameras out. Also, I overheard a couple taking about all the flowers along Portage Avenue. Portage is looking nice !


John Dobbin said...

The former CIBC building will be used by APTN for its Olympic coverage. I don't know if they will use it as a studio afterwards.

mrchristian said...

Thanks for that ! It would make a great full-time space for APTN. For a tv network that space they have next door is terrible. it looks like the back of a warehouse !