According to the news story in the nanaimo daily news concerning the move of the dollar store from port place mall to the conferance center, they mentioned renovations to port place mall will take between 15 and 20 years. Now in 20 years it will be 2030, and according to the plaque on front street downtown revitalization began in 1980.
So that will have taken " THEM " 50 years to accomplish what they're trying to do.
and how is it better now ??? No movie theater no bowling alley, no ice arena, theres no reason to go downtown whatsoever, if London drugs or thrifties foods decides to pull out of the mall cuz of the never ending renovations its the death of downtown
oh yeah and then theres that little matter of the empty A + B sound building which the mayor of nanaimo was at one point so desperate to get something done with-- etc etc etc