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M II A II R II K May 10, 2009 9:59 PM

The Retail Thread
 
A thread to discuss retail, it's rumours, and new and/or popular retail outlets.

frinkprof May 11, 2009 12:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yume-sama (Post 4242632)
Does anybody have a list of stores that are going in?

Can anyone confirm the existence of a Thai Tai Restaurant there :P?

Aspen Landing stores:

Safeway
Royal Bank
Scotiabank
TD Bank/ Canada Trust
CIBC
HSBC
Edo Japan
Cobs Breads
The Wine Shop
Broken Plate
Mission Snow & Skate
Curious Skin, Hair & Body
Stride Shoes
Redwater Rustic Grill
Avocado Fresh Mexican Grill
Jugo Juice
Good Earth Cafe
Fiasco Gelato
Medical Clinic
Radiology Consultants
Shoppers Drugmart
Scholars Choice
Paper Innovations
The Main Dish
Little Footprints
I Bambini
Crabapple Clothing Company
Kricket's
Divine Creations
Cruiseship Centers
Red Planet
Subway
Panago Pizza
Thai Tai
Work Box
Tower Cleaners
Vet Clinic
Starbucks
Telus BWireless
M&M Meats

Yume-sama May 11, 2009 12:06 AM

Ahh! You're my hero for today!

Talk about a ton of banks. I guess it is a wealthy area :P

mersar May 11, 2009 12:11 AM

The number of banks isn't surprising, the closest banks are at Westhills or east of Sarcee, so considering how many thousands of people live in that area they are probably needed.

Yume-sama May 11, 2009 12:24 AM

I suppose. But isn't there already a Scotiabank down the street by the ATB Financial?

They're starting to sprout up about as much as Starbucks :P Which, I'll be surprised if there is only one in the complex.... and not one inside Safeway, and one standalone.

I just can't wait for Thai Tai. I've been going all the way to Deerfoot Meadows for it!

Are there any maps / overheads of the area showing where everything is going? Because, honestly, it doesn't look like that big of an area to fit all this!

Yume-sama May 11, 2009 12:43 AM

By the way... during my search I found that Marble Slab is opening up, too, in both Westhills and Aspen Landing.

http://www.marbleslablocations.com/l...Alberta&NAT=CA

Wentworth May 11, 2009 1:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yume-sama (Post 4242699)
By the way... during my search I found that Marble Slab is opening up, too, in both Westhills and Aspen Landing.

http://www.marbleslablocations.com/l...Alberta&NAT=CA

That's too bad; I'd rather see the Gelato place succeed. Two ice cream shops is way too many. That puts the Gelato place at risk. I'm not a big fan of the Marble Slab either; just way, way too expensive. What is it now, $6 for a single cone? I could buy a whole gallon of smarties ice cream for that, rather than paying someone to smash smarties into a single cone.

Yume-sama May 11, 2009 2:01 AM

Yeah, that was the first thing I thought. Gelato place won't be around very long.

Vascilli May 11, 2009 2:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yume-sama (Post 4242672)
I suppose. But isn't there already a Scotiabank down the street by the ATB Financial?

They're starting to sprout up about as much as Starbucks :P Which, I'll be surprised if there is only one in the complex.... and not one inside Safeway, and one standalone.

I just can't wait for Thai Tai. I've been going all the way to Deerfoot Meadows for it!

Are there any maps / overheads of the area showing where everything is going? Because, honestly, it doesn't look like that big of an area to fit all this!

http://www.calgary.ca/docgallery/BU/...0993_part1.pdf
Near the end is a decent overhead, but no sign of tenants. (I guess they weren't finalized by the submission)

Isn't there a Thai Tai on 17th Ave? :sly:

Yume-sama May 11, 2009 3:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vascilli (Post 4242855)
http://www.calgary.ca/docgallery/BU/...0993_part1.pdf
Near the end is a decent overhead, but no sign of tenants. (I guess they weren't finalized by the submission)

Isn't there a Thai Tai on 17th Ave? :sly:

There is, I've been to all of them. And that one is known as "the bad Thai Tai" in my books.

I have such high hopes for this one!

freeweed May 11, 2009 4:00 AM

Less food, more retail :P

I think I mentioned this in the main construction thread; Crossiron Mills has at least one tenant with a first week of August opening date. Let the Balzarium arise!

Vascilli May 11, 2009 4:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by freeweed (Post 4242953)
Less food, more retail :P

I think I mentioned this in the main construction thread; Crossiron Mills has at least one tenant with a first week of August opening date. Let the Balzarium arise!

Less clothes, more electronics. I'm tired of going to Deerfoot Meadows. A gun store would be nice too, Wholesale Sports is there too.

Plus15 May 11, 2009 1:47 PM

Aeropostale going into Chinook
 
Taking over the former "RnR" store on the 2nd floor, Aeropostale's first Calgary store opens in Chinook this summer. It will be packed until people realize the quality is equal to (or possibly worse) than Wal-Mart. Just like Old Navy duds were once status items. Meh.

Plus15 May 11, 2009 1:52 PM

Bath & Body Works in Calgary
 
FYI, Chinook Centre, Market Mall and CrossIron Mills are all opening Bath & Body Works shops this summer.

Zilla May 11, 2009 6:39 PM

The magazine store With The Times, displaced from Mission last year due to demolition, will be re-opening next to the Good Earth that is being renovated on 11th Avenue and 15th Street SW. Looks like it will be open soon.

freeweed May 11, 2009 7:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Plus15 (Post 4243326)
Taking over the former "RnR" store on the 2nd floor, Aeropostale's first Calgary store opens in Chinook this summer. It will be packed until people realize the quality is equal to (or possibly worse) than Wal-Mart. Just like Old Navy duds were once status items. Meh.

And H&M, for that matter. That place is basically white trash central.

freeweed May 11, 2009 7:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Plus15 (Post 4243335)
FYI, Chinook Centre, Market Mall and CrossIron Mills are all opening Bath & Body Works shops this summer.

Yeah, we're extremely excited about that one. While it may look like yet another Body Shop/etc clone, BBW actually doesn't make me want to vomit from overpowering fragrance just walking past. Plus, they actually have a lot of decent stuff, even fragrance free stuff.

Yume-sama May 11, 2009 7:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by freeweed (Post 4243815)
And H&M, for that matter. That place is basically white trash central.

Yeehaw! Pack up the pickup truck Susy Bob! :yes:

Anyone know what will be going in the Chinook expansion? All I've heard is that it will be "upper class" but then I heard Aldo will be going in so that made me skeptical. :koko:

Rusty van Reddick May 11, 2009 8:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by freeweed (Post 4243818)
Yeah, we're extremely excited about that one. While it may look like yet another Body Shop/etc clone, BBW actually doesn't make me want to vomit from overpowering fragrance just walking past. Plus, they actually have a lot of decent stuff, even fragrance free stuff.

It's crap. Bath and Body Works is to Body Shop what Gloria Jean's is (was?) to Starbucks: They'd open in malls that were too redneck or poor or generally shitty for Body Shop to consider. They're welfare Body Shop. Of course Canadians who don't know any better will flock to it like flies to shit.

Rusty van Reddick May 11, 2009 8:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by freeweed (Post 4243815)
And H&M, for that matter. That place is basically white trash central.

Why "white trash"? Nonwhites don't shop there?


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