REPORTING · 15th April 2012
The Kitimat City Centre Mall is getting bigger. A concept design of the motel which has been talked about for the last year has been posted on the second floor of the mall in the display case outside the Rio Tinto Alcan offices. The image depicted shows the hotel, built above Bradley’s Bait and Tackle.
Comment by Apocalypse Now on 23rd April 2012
Give the owners a little credit for god sakes, sure maybe they could have handled things differently,but there are two sides to every story and we have only heard one. The new motel looks kinda nice and would be more than welcomed. Sure beats staying in a motel that looks like a camp.
PICTURE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS ?????
Comment by LINDA HALYK on 22nd April 2012
Hard to make a silk purse out of a sows ear.
Comment by Donna Nichols on 16th April 2012
where is Bradley's Bait and Tackle ????
Comment by Joanne Ong on 16th April 2012
No comment about the motel/hotel as part of the mall other than I don't think we really need another hotel/motel. May do though. BUT to say the 'Mall is Getting Bigger' well -- they may be adding more to the building BUT the businesses in the mall are definitely not anything like what they used to be. That would have been more heartening to hear.
Comment by Mike Forward on 16th April 2012
Given that all of the existing hotels in Kitimat are booked up completely, this can't be taken as anything but good news. More long-term jobs can't hurt!
Comment by Ex-Kitimatian on 15th April 2012
Hope the new hotel goes through. But kind of sticks out like a sore thumb - don't get me wrong, it is lovely. Hope the mall gets bustling and looking good. Kitimat has huge potential and is a perfect place to raise a family. The mall needs to be cleaned up and new life thrown into it and it could SO be the thriving hub bub of Kitimat. New ideas, bring it alive.
Comment by Tim in Calgary on 15th April 2012
Rio Tinto should have kept their guest lodge open for their big shot guests. Now we get ideas like this cropping up which will only put pressure on existing motels in the town and put further strain on a fragile economy. Who's running this town....into the ground?