Saturday, March 14, 2009

Chateau Saint John

Saint John's newest hotel is supposed to open this August. Chateau Saint John, under construction since last July, will employ up to 100 people this Summer for continuing construction, and will employ around 48 people when it opens late Summer.

Chateau Saint John follows Best Western and Hampton Inn, as our newest hotels in the area. Rumour has it there may also be a new hotel for the uptown a few years.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Peel Plaza a Little Closer to Reality

According to the local paper, both the law courts and the police station will break ground in April. Before this happens, at least one more building must go; this one's not particularly historic though, as it used to house an automotive repair shop.

The building beside the repair shop, shown in the picture below, was removed a few months ago. The bricks on the front were removed before it was levelled. I must admit, it's a shame to see such beautiful buildings go, but sometimes it has to be done.