Times are changing even in city so rich in history. One of our landmarks and much loved stores by both tourists and residents, S & R, is closing. Yes, it's sad day. But one thing I always tell my son, is that on the other side of rain (or tears) there's often a rainbow. Maybe something really cool will go into that spot, something like a Children's museum or science centre, a history museum. Something else that will serve both tourists and residents. It's a perfect location with parking, near marinas, near great hotels, cool building, etc.
Maybe the nearby hotels like the Holiday Inn, Four Points or the Frontenac Inn should weigh in on the issue since they're so close. What would like to see there? What would their visitors like to see there?