The historic Bargain Shop building downtown Kelowna is no more.
Just a skeleton remains; heavy machinery can be seen moving rubble into piles and hauling it away.
The historic Bargain Shop downtown #Kelowna is being torn down, making way for a large office development by The Mission Group. Anticipated occupancy winter 2022. @KelownaCapNews pic.twitter.com/vawGudUAR1
— Phil McLachlan (@newspaperphil) February 24, 2021
By winter 2022 this spot on Bernard Avenue will be transformed into a large office and retail building, The Block, constructed by Mission Group.
In the next few years Mission Group plans on transforming the area into a, “master-planned urban oasis encompassing two residential towers, a commercial tower, and street-facing businesses and boutiques.”
They hope to create, “a new hub for creativity and economic growth in the downtown core… This is an exhilarating new chapter for the growth of downtown Kelowna.”
In March, 2019, construction began on Brooklyn at Bernard Block.
Downtown Kelowna shows no sign of slowing down, either.
Recently more large towers have been approved for downtown Kelowna, including a 41-storey residential building at the corner of Doyle Avenue and St. Paul Street.
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