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Holiday Photo Series: Metropolis at Metrotown Shopping Centre Adds New Retailers

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Retail Insider continues its Photo Tour series of Canadian malls with a Christmas update for shopping centres which may be less frequented lately due to the most recent variant of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This edition brings us to Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby, B.C., and builds upon the mall tour in December 2020 for the shopping centre. We revisited the shopping centre this holiday season to check-in on the festive decorations which some may be missing due to the pandemic.

We visited on a rainy day, therefore the exterior photos were a bit lacklustre. We headed into the mall to see the various holiday decorations that Ivanhoé Cambridge (owner) delighted shoppers with in 2021.

Grand Court at Metropolis at Metrotown main entrance (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
Grand Court at Metropolis at Metrotown (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
Grand Court at Metropolis at Metrotown main entrance (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
Metropolis at Metrotown (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
Grand Court at Metropolis at Metrotown main entrance (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
Metropolis at Metrotown (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
Metropolis at Metrotown main entrance (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
Metropolis at Metrotown (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.

While we were at Metropolis at Metrotown, we checked in on the retailers which we reported being under renovation in July 2021.

A|X Armani Exchange

Giorgio Armani’s much less expensive sub-brand Armani Exchange (also known as A|X) has temporarily relocated near Indigo to expand on the upper level of Metropolis at Metrotown. The location reopened prior to the 2021 holiday shopping season.

A|X Armani Exchange at Metropolis at Metrotown main entrance (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
A|X Armani Exchange at Metropolis at Metrotown (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
Armani Exchange under construction on the upper level (July 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
A|X Armani Exchange at Metropolis at Metrotown main entrance (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
A|X Armani Exchange at Metropolis at Metrotown (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
A|X Armani Exchange at Metropolis at Metrotown main entrance (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
A|X Armani Exchange at Metropolis at Metrotown (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
A|X Armani Exchange at Metropolis at Metrotown main entrance (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
A|X Armani Exchange at Metropolis at Metrotown (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.

GEOX

Moderately-priced ‘breathable’ Italian footwear brand GEOX gave its Metropolis at Metrotown store a makeover. The store was under construction in July of 2021 during the previous tour.

GEOX at Metropolis at Metrotown main entrance (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
GEOX at Metropolis at Metrotown (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
Construction signage for GEOX at Metropolis at Metrotown (July 2021)
Construction signage for GEOX at Metropolis at Metrotown (July 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
GEOX at Metropolis at Metrotown main entrance (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
GEOX at Metropolis at Metrotown (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.

Champs Sports

The American sports retailer, a subsidiary of Foot Locker, temporarily relocated to the lower level near the Hudson’s Bay to expand on the upper level of Metropolis at Metrotown. The retailer appears to be in full operation heading into the 2021 holiday season.

Champs Sports at Metropolis at Metrotown main entrance (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
Champs Sports at Metropolis at Metrotown (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
Construction signage for Champs Sports on the upper level of Metropolis at Metrotown (July 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.

Token Toys

Token Toys, an art toy store, opened a second brick-and-mortar location at Metropolis after construction observed in July 2021. Its first store is located at CF Richmond Centre. The retailer has operated a kiosk at Metropolis at Metrotown up until this point.

Token Toys at Metropolis at Metrotown main entrance (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
Token Toys at Metropolis at Metrotown (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
Future location for Token Toy Store at Metropolis at Metrotown
Future location for Token Toy Store at Metropolis at Metrotown (July 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
Token Toys at Metropolis at Metrotown main entrance (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.
Token Toys at Metropolis at Metrotown (December 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett.

We had a very interesting holiday season photo walk around Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby and we hope you enjoyed coming along with us. Don’t forget to check out our other retail photo tours over the past few months. Thank you for taking this tour with us.

Article Author

Lee Rivetthttps://retail-insider.com
Lee Rivett, based in Vancouver, supports the digital distribution and technical backend operations of Retail Insider. This includes providing technical support for the editors during the digital publication cycle, streamlining virtual tools for the cross-country team and a variety of other duties which keeps the publication running smoothly.

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