Edmonton's demographics and market dynamics are attractive to US retailers and foodservice businesses looking to expand, and the city has an advantage over Calgary for several reasons according to an expert.
The opening is part of the highly anticipated redevelopment of the north side of Southgate which was once home to a large department store. London Drugs itself features wider aisles and unique offerings meant to create efficiency for visitors.
This week Craig and Lee discuss challenges for retail in downtown Edmonton and its retreat over the past couple of decades, as well as the situation and projections for downtowns in cities across Canada. Craig is also an advisor at the University of Alberta Centre for Cities and Communities.
Edmonton correspondent Christopher Lui took photos of the now shuttered Holt Renfrew store in downtown Edmonton as it prepared to close last week. It’s the end of an era for the luxury retailer in the city.