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Too bad, so boring. Had a lot of potential to do something different but they go the easy way and just do a generic store.....
That's pretty much the norm for anything in a mall. They need a decent parcel of land to execute their more impressive flagships
 

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Too bad, so boring. Had a lot of potential to do something different but they go the easy way and just do a generic store.....
The beauty will be in the details. Limestone walls, chargers hidden in the tables, perfectly calibrated lighting and mercifully, better ventilation.

There’ll also be an area designated specially for repairs so that you don’t have people flooding the general space to get their broken screens fixed.

As for a unique store design, I think we’ll see that at The One.
 

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More news: visitors to the Eaton Centre coming in from the Queen Street entrance will be greeted by a flagship Tesla Showroom.

Tesla is replacing both M0851 and Armani Exchange. This will also give Tesla a Yonge Street address.

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Along with the redevelopment of 2 Queen W into an extension of Harry Rosen and a glass showcase for a Tesla car, the Eaton Centre’s Queen Street presence is going to change quite a bit over the next year or two. My hope is that Oakley either moves out or is forced to open up their windows, inexplicably closed up with iron grating.
According to this article Tesla will be closing most of their retail stores. i wonder if that includes this one?

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tesla-announcement/tesla-debuts-35000-model-3-sees-loss-in-first-quarter-idUSKCN1QH2VM
 

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I just came here to post that. To be fair, Elon Musk said that they’ll still leave some showrooms open in each market as an advertising vehicle rather than a place to sell cars but there’s already one at Yorkdale. I have my doubts that this is going ahead at Eaton Centre.

On the bright side, at least we know that Cadillac Fairview knows the importance of opening up their Queen Street entrance with a flagship store.
 

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^I disagree, that beige blank wall was more aesthetically pleasing than this run-of-the-mill glass we're seeing. I'm really hoping that the glass the ends up fronting Yonge Street isnt this bad.
 

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So they didn't reclad the west side of Nordstrom when it was renovated (I still see Eaton's ochre panels below the new glass)?
 

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Thankfully. The back side of the Eaton Centre is quickly becoming the only part displaying the original architectural intent of the complex.
 

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^I disagree, that beige blank wall was more aesthetically pleasing than this run-of-the-mill glass we're seeing. I'm really hoping that the glass the ends up fronting Yonge Street isnt this bad.
Neither the previous blank wall nor the inspiration-free new glass wall do any real favours to Holy Trinity Church, the Rectory, nor the Henry Scadding House. They are all gems of a mostly disappeared past, which the Eaton Centre has mostly turned its back on since it went up. I still say it's better to have windows facing the buildings than not, but I wish some more consideration had been given to a more textural framing of the new window bays to add some visual warmth instead of the all too common blue/green/gray back-painted spandrel that Toronto developers cannot currently get enough of.

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