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Harmony Lunch to live on, grill on

Nov 18, 2016

WATERLOO — The burger-bun beige walls of Harmony Lunch, sold to new owners and closed to faithful customers just two Saturdays ago, will have more fried-onion tales to tell.

"Those walls can talk," said Scott Higgins, president of Hip Developments, the Waterloo-based company that bought the property along with Melloul-Blamey Construction. "We should let them stay the same."

So Harmony Lunch, the simple little pork slider palace that set up shop in the remnants of an old labour office and jitterbug hall 86 years ago, is not doomed after all.

City, developers announce long-awaited Hespeler mill revitalization

Feb 19, 2016

CAMBRIDGE — After sitting dormant for seven years, the revitalization of Jacob Hespeler's old mills is finally happening.

Mayor Doug Craig and Waterloo-based Hip Development announced the long-awaited project at one of the old mill buildings along the Speed River on Wednesday morning.

"It's a blend of old and new," Craig said.

The $50-million development will consist of a 10-storey, 152-unit apartment building with a ground-level retail area and an outdoor patio along Queen Street.

Stretch of Iron Horse Trail to close for six weeks for upgrades

May 27, 2015

KITCHENER — A 300-metre stretch of the popular Iron Horse Trail will close for six weeks so it can be widened and upgraded.

The section of trail between Cherry Street and Gage Avenue will close Sept. 8 for four to six weeks so that developer Hip Developments can carry out work on the trail.

Brick Brewing sells Waterloo property for $4 million

May 13, 2015

WATERLOO — A multi-use redevelopment project is in store for the Brick Brewing's brew house and retail building in uptown Waterloo.

The sale of the King Street South property for $4 million to a real estate development company was announced on Wednesday.

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