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Simmons Building - East Village news

Postby newsposter » Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:11 pm

Updated March 2012

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The historic Simmons mattress building along the river in East Village is to be the new HQ of the 'Calgary Municipal Land Corporation', according to David Parker in the April 13 and May 24 2007 Calgary Heralds. Info and photo below.

The city-owned corporation is to be responsible for redevelopment in the East Village / Rivers District. http://www.calgary.ca/therivers.

May 24 2007 excerpt

Next Monday, May 28, Chris Ollenberger takes on the responsibility of directing the planning and construction of The Rivers as the founding president and CEO of the Calgary Municipal Land Corp. He's well aware it is not an easy task but he is confident that the lands which include East Village -- located between two rivers, so close to downtown, in the busiest city in the country -- will begin to be developed in the near future...

(He) expects to move into permanent space in the former Simmons Mattress building along 5th Avenue S.E. by August. Part of the 1,000 square feet of space will be devoted to a display area to keep the public and industry aware of the development's progress.


Full story: http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/new ... fd34160180

More from the Sun: http://www.calgarysun.com/cgi-bin/publi ... es&s=homes

Here is a photo of the building back in the day, circa 1912. From the Glenbow archives

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Postby newsposter » Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:25 pm

New website for the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation, including information and images on the rehabilitation of the historic Simmons building for their offices.

http://www.calgarymlc.ca/simmons.html
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Postby jeffm2009 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:21 am

this is a pretty cool historic building
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Hello

Postby mattress » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:17 am

What year did it built?
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Postby newsposter » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:53 pm

1912
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Postby newsposter » Fri May 13, 2011 8:16 am

The Simmons building is up for sale. Will be preserved. Cool building, great location. Here is a link to the info:
www.calgarymlc.ca/about_cmlc/expression_of_interest/

In another note, CMLC is moving into the historic Hillier Block on 8th Street, which is being restored... Below is the news story...

Restaurateurs covet East Village site
By Jason Markusoff, Calgary Herald May 13, 2011 East Village's development agency will move out of the Simmons mattress building for new office digs later this year, freeing the 99-year-old riverside building that restaurateurs have coveted well before the for-rent sign goes up today....

Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/Restaurate ... z1MFGvbJvF

Here is the link to the main East Village thread:
http://calgaryheritage.org/CHIForum/viewto ... ht=village
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Postby newsposter » Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:35 pm

Calgary Herald June 17, 2011

Piece of history up for lease
By Marty Hope, Calgary Herald

Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/Piece+hist ... z1QhAj9ybV


Operators interested in the Simmons Building must submit an Expression of Interest to CMLC by noon June 30, 2011. All details surrounding the submission process are at www.calgarymlc.ca/simmons
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Postby skg_kol » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:40 pm

This building seems to have a great a history behind it.
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Postby newsposter » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:58 am

The Herald reported in January that "CMLC will this spring announce plans for the historic Simmons Building, which has been around for 100 years. There will be four uses for the building including retail as well as food and beverage."

The CMLC offices will be moving into the Hillier Block, which is looking great with its renovations.

There is an opportunity to visit the Simmons building for an open house on St. Patrick's Island plans on March 28. See the notice in Events.

East Village backers build condo interest
By Mario Toneguzzi, Calgary Herald January 18, 2012

Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/E ... z1qF81mcAT
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Re: Simmons building - yours to own or lease

Postby newsposter » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:33 pm

Historic Simmons building in Calgary’s East Village to become culinary centre (with video)
By Amanda Stephenson, Calgary Herald, August 23, 2013

The building that once manufactured bedding for Second World War soldiers is about to be reborn as a culinary hub in Calgary's redeveloped East Village...

More here: http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/c ... story.html
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