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The impending sale of the Easterbrook's on New Street at Guelph line may be the first step of a rebuild of that part of the city.

News 100 blueBy Pepper Parr

October 2, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Burlington that many people want to stay just the same as it was thirty years ago have just a few days to enjoy an ice cream cone at Easterbrook’s on New Street.

Word from staff at the location is that the property has been sold.

Easterbrook on New StreetEasterbrook’s as it is today.

Someone will be getting bold and asking the city to give them height and density the city needs.

Times they are a changing indeed.

Intensification New St at Guelph possible

This is what the city planners think the Guelph Line – New Street plaza COULD look like.

Intensification New at Guelph - existing

This is what the Guelph Line – New Street plaza looks like today.

The Guelph Line New Street location isn’t part of one of the mobility hubs but the planners have high hopes and great expectations that something van be done with the plaza on the east side of Guelph Line – adding residential to the mix of that commercial site.

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10 comments to The impending sale of the Easterbrook’s on New Street at Guelph line may be the first step of a rebuild of that part of the city.

  • Maggie

    I’m quite sure I remember it being the Red Barn when I moved back to Burlington in 2004

  • Scott Rushton

    I used to go to it 30 years ago when it was called Jumbos. Believe me, it was not a new structure back then. I have no idea when the building was erected, but it was way before my time.

  • Stu Parr

    How many remember Kirby’s gas station and general store/variety on the North West corner of Guelph and New Street or Gibson’s Grocery Store on the South West corner? Both long, long gone.

  • Stephen White

    Another unique piece of Burlington’s character will soon be gone replaced by a stale, dull, monotonous and architecturally unenlightening piece of mundanity. Sad!

  • steve

    Well, Easterbrooks might have been in this building for 30 years, but it was the Red Barn 17 years earlier.

  • Gil

    And a darn shame since they just recently started accepting debit 🙂

  • Tom Muir

    Easterbrook’s is not in the plaza on the east side of Guelph Line on New.

    It’s in the smaller plaza on the west side, north side of New. It’s next to the gas station that’s on the corner.
    Editor’s gratitude – Of course it is on the west side of Guelph Line and on the North side of New Street. And for those who question to 30 years mention – that’s what’ written on the front of the building on the North side of New Street west of Guelph Line.

  • T Francis

    Your opening sentence is inaccurate. In the 1930s, there were homes along that stretch of New Street. The structure that houses Easterbrook’s came much later (late 60s?). It was originally a fast food restaurant called The Red Barn – hence the shape of the building.

    Editor’s note. The words on the front of the building do say 30 years.

  • Judy

    Guess they lied to us. They A R E going to rebuild all of Burlington not just some of it.

  • steve

    So long old Red Barn building. Not too many left, north and south.