Wednesday April 18, 2012

Local News

Mall Madness 

Chilliwack Mall opens for business

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Chilliwack Mall Manager Pamela Law, Mayor Sharon Gaetz and REIT CEO Richard Michaeloff cut the ribbon to officially open the upgraded complex on Saturday.


he stores are in, the refit is done and Chilliwack Mall's parking lot has cars in it once again. No one could be happier than mall manager Pamela Law, who along with Mayor Sharon Gaetz, Councillor Stewart McLean and other dignitaries declared the complex officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Saturday.


Inside, local piper Evans Palmer led dignitaries down past the retails stores to the stage outside where the ceremony took place.


"The Mall's reinventing itself. All the stores are open and they have been amazed at the support of the Chilliwack community," said Law who extended thanks to store owners who toughed it out during the renovations.


"They have stuck by us through some difficult times with this renovation and we're very grateful for your commitment and your support for the Chilliwack Mall."


Richard Michaeloff, President and CEO of the REIT, said the company took Chilliwack's economy into consideration before spending money on the revitalization project.


Mall owners REIT poured approximately $11 million into the revitalization project and during that time landed some big name stores like Winners, Sport Chek and Reitmans. Carter's/OshKosh is slated for a May opening.


"Our team envisioned a new look and a new future for the shopping centre," said Michaeloff adding that the company was proud of the final product.


In all about 25 stores and services will be houses in the shopping complex including Safeway, Toys R Us, Warehouse One and Sardis Liquor Store.


"For those of you who didn't see the previous carpeting, we'll just say that we're glad that it's gone," he quipped.


About Chilliwack Mall

Chilliwack Mall is located in the heart of the retail district at Vedder Road and Luckakuck Way. The mall features over 25 shops and services including Safeway, Toys R Us, Warehouse One and Sardis Liquor Store, and new additions, Winners, Sport Chek, Reitmans, and Carter's/OshKosh (opening this May). Chilliwack Mall is located at 45610 Luckakuck Way.


About Retrocom REIT

Retrocom REIT is the owner of Chilliwack Mall. Retrocom REIT is an Ontario unincorporated, open-end real estate investment trust which focuses on owning and acquiring retail properties across Canada with the objective of producing a geographically diversified portfolio of properties with growing cash flows


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