Saskatoon’s downtown area needs more residents before a grocery store will locate there, a new study suggests. The Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) conducted a market sounding of the grocery industry to determine the barriers to establishing a grocery store downtown. In addition to the small downtown population, the high costs of building or renting, space for parking and high rates of theft are factors that could discourage a company from considering a downtown store, the study concludes. In response to the study, city administration will encourage city council to focus efforts on increasing residents in the north end of downtown. A “robust suite” of incentives for a potential grocery store will be prepared by administration, a city news release says....
Drake's OVO pop-up shop is taking over Taste and Circle in Gastown, and visitors have the chance to win free OVO apparel every Friday. Where: Taste & Circle – 206 Carrall Street, Vancouver. When: Now until August 31
170-acre development set to be one of largest industrial projects in Metro history (some expected to be for e-commerce fulfillment).
Maxine DeHart reveals latest business happenings across Central Okanagan.
Pizza 73 opened its first location in Whitehorse, Yukon, on July 20, 2017. Located at 4211 4th Avenue, this marks the 83rd store opening for the Edmonton-based banner.
Vancouver-based clothing label Oak + Fort has announced that it will be hosting its annual warehouse sale from August 17 to 20. Taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre’s East building (999 Canada Place, Exhibition Hall A), the sale will stock a selection of mens- and womenswear, shoes, bags, and accessories for up to 80 percent off retail prices. According to the company, the sale is three times the size as last year’s. Doors open on August 17 at 9 a.m. The sale is open from August 17 to 19, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on August 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.