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Urban Targets: Foodie Commuters
Metro Vancouver is one of the most culturally diverse regions in Canada. If you're a tourist looking to eat your way around the world, this would be a good place to do it. Just hop on the SkyTrain and "dine the line." Earlier this month, the local TransLink public transportation authority pa [...]
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New Horizon Mall Opens Doors for Local Retailers
Consumers aren't the only ones who like BOGO offers. It turns out that retailers like them, too, and they're proving to be tough to resist for entrepreneurs looking to set up shop in the business-friendly Rocky View County in Balzac, Canada. For New Horizon Mall, it's an oppor [...]
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In Search of Balance and Community
Inner peace and wellness aren't the first things that come to mind when thinking of a mall, but Cominar's Centre Commercial Rivière-du-Loup runs a program that could make the association more natur [...]
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Okay. Enough Said
There's no detaining a worker on a Friday evening when she walks out the door with a large tote bag that literally says, "Out of Office." Aritzia calls it the South Beach Carryall, part of the Canadian retailer's in-house Tactics Subscribers Read More...
One of These Mall Models Is an Ex Soccer Pro
If you lived in Edmonton, Canada, you'd know right away which one—that would be Lance Parker. It's an insider's thing that plays right into West Edmonton Mall's marketing plans. WEM, as it is k [...]
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The CORE Puts Its Best Faces Forward
A trio of commercial properties is about to stake its claim as the ultimate urban destination for shopping in Calgary (Canada). Simons, TD Square, and Holt Renfrewaka the CORE Shopping Cen [...]
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What’s Next: Online Retailer Pop-ups
Whatever you do, don't call Allcovered's temporary boutiques pop-up shops—even if they are. The Canadian online retailer is taking its made-to-measure fashion concept on the road and into shopping centers across the province of Quebec, with possible future stops in Ontario. Its goal is to [...]
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Mall Polls Community Through Mini-City Project
When you need to breathe new life into an existing property through a major redevelopment, what does better look like? QuadReal has its vision for the reincarnation of Cloverdale Mall (Toronto, Canada) and its surrounding neighborhood, but it has enlisted the help [...]
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Deals for Shoppers, Help for Kids
It costs C$30,000 (US$22,318) to get a guide dog for a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It's a hefty sum that a Canadian shopping center wants to help raise by offering customers a promotion likely hard to resist: Gift cards at a discount. Mira, an organization that p [...]
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Things Are Heating Up at Square One
The formula looks familiar: An artisan marketplace, a test kitchen, celebrity chefs, event space, and a closely curated roster of vendors add up to something more than a run-of-the-mill food court. With that, you're reaching a concept in the order of a food district. Beyond the fancy name, however, one shopping center team has figured out that deep [...]
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