Lina’s Market Opens 1st Food Hall in Calgary [Interview/Photos]

The innovative space combines a grocery store, café, and food hall with nine diverse stations, introducing a fresh dining experience and contributing to the growing trend of European-style market halls in Canada.

Calgary’s New Mega Event Centre Sparks Major Transformation of Victoria Park while Boosting Downtown Development [Interview]

The new NHL event centre is set to anchor the development of the Culture + Entertainment District, sparking commercial, retail, and residential projects.

Reformation Opens Pop-Up at Holt Renfrew in Calgary to Test the Market

The US-based fashion brand is expanding its presence in Canada with a temporary location that will 100% offset its electrical use with wind power.

UNIQLO to Enter Calgary Market with 1st Store: Interview with CEO Daisuke Tsukagoshi

It's the second location for Alberta as the Japanese fashion retailer expands its presence in Canada, with more stores to come.

Grace Yan Discusses the Future of Calgary’s Nordstrom Space with Craig Patterson [Video Interview]

Craig sits down with Grace Yan, Commercial Consultant at Blackstone Commercial, to discuss the departure of Nordstrom store in CF Chinook Centre in Calgary.

Holt Renfrew Extends Lease in Downtown Calgary while CF Chinook Centre Flourishes [Podcast]

Craig and Lee talk about some recent retail news in Calgary. That includes Holt Renfrew extending its lease in downtown Calgary at The CORE while adding new brands including a 'World of' Gucci concession. They also discuss CF Chinook Centre which is seeing new retailers being added such as Nike and Uniqlo.

McDonald’s Canada Expanding Walk-Up Window Service Concept with Pedestrians Prioritized [Interview/Renderings]

The chain's newest location does not include a drive-thru, and is unique in having a full-sized lobby and specialized service areas.

Downtown Calgary Retail Struggles While Vacancies Decline in Suburbs: Report

A report by CBRE shows resiliency in the local market while noting challenges in some sectors following pandemic lockdowns and work-from-home.

Calgary Farmers’ Market Unveils Massive 55,000 Square Foot Suburban Location[Interview/Photos]

Nearly 70 vendors will be part of the new marketplace located in a notable suburban development.

Staples Unveils Next Gen Working and Learning Store Spanning 2 Floors [Photos/CEO Interview]

The retailer is rolling out concept stores that include coworking spaces and studio offerings.

Calgary Retail Leasing Activity Heats Up as it Reaches Pre-Pandemic Numbers: Report

Some parts of the city have recovered quicker than others as retailers forecast multi-year growth in the southern Alberta market.

Video Interview: PJ L’Heureux, Founder of CRAFT Beer Market, Discusses Launch of New Restaurant/Bar Concept in Calgary

L'Heureux talks about the growth plans for the new restaurant/bar as well as CRAFT, lessons learned during the pandemic, the challenges the hospitality industry has faced, and the current labour shortage.

Unique First-of-its-Kind Chef-Driven Food Hall Opens in Calgary’s Downtown Beltline: Photos/Interview

The food hall is located in the former IBM Corporate Park complex and will serve the urban area which is becoming an entertainment and lifestyle hub.

Northland Village Mall in Calgary to be Redeveloped by Landlord

By 2025 the centre will take on a new format which will include a new retail design and the addition of residential.

Vacant Office Space in Downtown Calgary Could Become Retail Fulfillment Centres as Ecomm Accelerates: Experts

It's an opportunity to capitalize on under-utilized real estate with the city itself showing support for a new idea.

French Sports Retailer Decathlon Opens 10th Canadian Store Location in Calgary [Photos]

The impressive 70,000 storefront includes an automated warehouse with 27 robots.

Business Improvement Areas to Play Important Role in Growth and Success of Canada’s Main Streets [Feature/Interviews]

Creativity and collaboration required by BIAs for small businesses to recover and flourish in the wake of COVID-19.

Birks Jewellers Unveils 2 Major Store Renovations in Downtown Calgary [Photos]

Both the downtown Maison Birks and Brinkhaus stores have seen substantial renovations, including new concept boutique spaces for Rolex and Patek Philippe.

Unique Body-Positive and LGBTQIA2S+ Lingerie Retailer Opens in Calgary [Photos]

The concept could mark a trend as businesses embrace inclusivity amid a societal shift.

Calgary’s Southcentre Mall Launches Indigenous Art Exhibit Ahead of September 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Southcentre Mall in Calgary and Colouring It Forward Reconciliation Society have partnered to launch a month-long art exhibit featuring 17 Indigenous artists from across Western Canada.

Arlington Group Developments is Bullish on Calgary’s 17th Avenue as it Completes Latest Retail Project: Interview

The landlord has 42 separate buildings with eight different development sites on the popular retail corridor.

Study Shows Commercial Rents on 17th Ave in Calgary Stayed at Pre-Pandemic Levels or Increased: Interviews

Experts are saying that tenants are seeking smaller spaces and that there's demand despite earlier forecasts of a disaster.

Retailers and Restaurants Hope for Much Needed Boost with Calgary Stampede Launch this Week: Interviews

The annual event returns with thousands of visitors as COVID restrictions lift in Alberta. Retailers and restaurants at risk of closing are praying for the new business.

Canadian Local Product Search Engine ‘SokoLocal’ Surpasses 1.5 Million Products as it Supports Small Businesses: Interview

The platform is seeing incredible growth after a recent launch as part of an effort to support small businesses struggling during the pandemic.

Upscale Calgary-Based Retailer O’Connors Looks to Future Growth Post-Pandemic: Interview

The iconic multi-brand retailer has weathered recessions over its 60 year history and is looking to a brighter future as Alberta lifts all restrictions in July.
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