Popular Japanese retailer UNIQLO is expanding its first location in Western Canada at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby, east of Vancouver. The store opened in October of 2017 to fanfare and was profiled in Retail Insider.
The 20,630 square foot Metrotown store occupies two levels in the mall, facing onto the mall’s ‘Grand Court’. The store will annex an adjacent 6,200 square foot space formerly occupied by a Microsoft Store that shut last year on the ground level of the mall — Microsoft shut all of its stores globally last year.
UNIQLO’s Metrotown store includes a corner retail space formerly occupied by Ben Moss jewellers, as well as two adjacent spaces. UNIQLO’s lower level includes part of the space formerly occupied by Home Outfitters.
The Metropolis at Metrotown UNIQLO is the company’s third Canadian store, following the opening of two stores in 2016 in Toronto. In September of 2016, UNIQLO opened its first Canadian flagship, spanning 33,400 square feet, at CF Toronto Eaton Centre. A 30,000+ square foot Yorkdale Shopping Centre UNIQLO store subsequently opened in October of 2016, in the mall’s Nordstrom-anchored expansion wing.