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Retail news from across Metro Vancouver, including new store openings and retail space for lease. Metro Vancouver's retail market is constantly evolving, with international players like MUJI, Uniqlo and Nordstrom entering the market. Alberni Street continues its transformation into Vancouver's version of Rodeo Drive, and is home to luxury brands including Hermes, Van Cleef & Arpels, Prada, Versace and Moncler. Gastown has carved a retail niche in recent years, and is home to boutique retail shops like Filson, COS and Frank & Oak. In Kitsilano, you will find retailers like Lululemon, Whole Foods and Blundstone. New retail space is being created across the Lower Mainland through redevelopment, at the Amazing Brentwood which has partnered with the conglomerate behind Louis Vuitton, and at Oakridge where QuadReal and Westbank will transform the shopping centre into a cutting-edge retail concept.

Davie Street Safeway

Davie Street Safeway to become rental apartments

Attention shoppers! A new Safeway store is coming to Davie Street in Vancouver's West End. Westbank is planning to redevelop the current grocery store into a two tower rental apartment development with a new Safeway store and liquor store in the podium.

The redevelopment looks similar to Westbank's project at Granville and 70th, which also replaced an aging Safeway with a brand new store in the podium of a residential tower.

MUJI Metrotown

MUJI opens first Vancouver-area location at Metrotown

Metro Vancouver's first-ever MUJI store is now open at Metropolis at Metrotown. The grand opening of the store, located on the ground level of the...
Muji Vancouver new store

MUJI Vancouver stores confirmed, pop up store opens January

MUJI Canada has announced the locations of their first two stores in Metro Vancouver - one on Robson Street, and another at Metrotown. Both...
North views from development

649 homes, retail planned in Broadway & Commercial redevelopment

We are getting a first look at a proposal to redevelop the Safeway site at Broadway and Commercial Drive in east Vancouver into a...
Brickhouse bar facade

Brickhouse on Main Street in Chinatown to be replaced with condos

Two of Chinatown’s most iconic spaces, the Brickhouse and Jimi Hendrix Shrine, will soon demolished as part of a new condo and affordable housing development...

Uniqlo in Vancouver? New Pacific Centre retail could be future home

Rumours about Japanese fast-fashion retailer Uniqlo have been swirling around the Vancouver retail scene for years, but it looks as if the much-anticipated retailer...

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