Com­mer­cial Street build­ings un­dergo re­vamp­ing


Two down­town build­ings are re­ceiv­ing a much-needed spruc­ing up in the com­ing year.

e build­ing that houses both Ali Naser’s Pizza and Tal­ly­man Gold and Coin at 1-to-5 Com­mer­cial St. is the rst in line for ren­o­va­tions from its very foun­da­tion up, run­ning for two months un­til March 1. is will be fol­lowed by the ad­join­ing struc­ture at 9-to-11 Com­mer­cial St., which will be re­worked for more o ce and re­tail space.

“My fa­ther Jamie Bag­nell is the land­lord of that space and he sees that there’s go­ing to me a lot more de­mand for more space; es­sen­tially, he wanted to not only make it more func­tional, so peo­ple can have the space, but make it look nice so it would com­ple­ment the town,” said Gabriel Bag­nell, sales and mar­ket rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Queen’s Realty Ltd.

Ren­o­va­tions were put into ef­fect af­ter Jamie Bag­nell talked to Truro’s Her­itage Com­mit­tee and agreed to re­store the build­ings to their orig­i­nal look, un­der e Com­mon Works pro­gram.

The neigh­bour­ing build­ing at 9-to-11 Com­mer­cial St. will have a rst oor de­voted com­pletely to re­tail space, to­tal­ing 10,000 square feet. Its up­per oors will fea­ture 20,000 square feet of o ce space, ac­cord­ing to Gabriel. e build­ing sec­tion cov­er­ing 9 Com­mer­cial Street will be ex­panded to a com­plete two-storey struc­ture and an ex­tra third level added above.

“We’re very ex­cited for it,” said Gabriel.

Mean­time, 1-to-5 Com­mer­cial St. will be lifted up on new foun­da­tions and cos­met­ics will in­clude items such as new sid­ing, walls and win­dows. Its up­per level will be con­verted to o ce space.

Ali Naser’s Pizza will ben­e­fit from a re­vamped wash­room area and a new air ex­change unit to keep its kitchen cooler.


These two build­ings on Com­mer­cial Street are due for a full-scale makeover of their strip that will be com­pleted in 2020.

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