Polo Park Opens $49 Million Expansion

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One of Canada’s largest malls, Polo Park, has opened a $49 million, 114,000 square foot expansion in a space formerly occupied by Zellers. The new space is on the mall’s second level, creating a loop connecting the former Zellers entrance to a mall entrance. Hundreds of Winnipeg residents lined up for the expansion’s October 1st opening. 

About 65,000 square feet of the new space houses 23 new retailers. The expansion also includes several first-to-market retailers. Seventeen retailers opened yesterday, while several will open later this month. Their opening dates are as follows:

Opened October 1st:

  • Fossil (1st Winnipeg location) 
  • Nine West (1st Winnipeg location) 
  • Claire’s Boutique
  • Watch It!
  • Swarovski
  • Pandora
  • Thomas Sabo Jewellery (1st Winnipeg location) 
  • Lids
  • Things Remembered
  • Disney (only Winnipeg location)
  • Mexx / Mexx Kids
  • Bench
  • Journeys (1st Winnipeg location) 
  • Teavana
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Calendar Club (holiday season only)
  • Oh Canada (holiday season only)

Second week of October:

  • Tommy Gun’s barbershop
  • Saje Natural Wellness

October 16th:

  • Urban Outfitters (1st Winnipeg location) 

October 17th:

  • Anthropologie (1st Winnipeg location) 

October 22nd:

  • Hickory Farms

We recently reported on Polo Park, when became home to Winnipeg’s first H&M store which opened last month.

Built in 1959, Polo Park is Manitoba’s largest mall, featuring over 200 stores and services, a SilverCity Cinema and a 5,600 vehicle parking lot. The mall is part of Cadillac Fairview‘s extensive real estate portfolio. It boasts in excess of 1.2 million square feet of retail space and is located on the site of the former Polo Park Racetrack. It is the 12th largest mall in Canada and is the largest between Toronto and Edmonton. Its department store anchors include a 256,000 square foot Sears store and a 212,000 square foot Hudson’s Bay.

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Craig Patterson
Craig Patterson
Located in Toronto, Craig is the Publisher & CEO of Retail Insider Media Ltd. He is also a retail analyst and consultant, Advisor at the University of Alberta School Centre for Cities and Communities in Edmonton, former lawyer and a public speaker. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for over 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. H&M is not in the expansion but rather is on the min floor.

    The Disney store is also a Manitoba exclusive as their previous store in another mall closed a few years ago. While not "first-to-market" it is just as significant.

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