Further details of lululemon’s proposed new global headquarters building in the False Creek Flats have been released. In its rezoning application to the City of Vancouver, the company’s proposal for an existing 2.7-acre private green space 1980 Foley Street — the northeast corner of the intersection of Great Northern Way and Foley Street, about two blocks from either SkyTrain’s VCC-Clark Station or the future Millennium Line extension station at the intersection of Great Northern Way and Thornton Street.
The so-called Store Support Centre will amount to a consolidation of the athletic clothing company’s four offices in the city, including the existing headquarters at 1818 Cornwall Street in Kitsilano.
About 2,000 staff are currently occupied in these offices, and by 2032 the number of headquarters jobs is expected to increase to approximately 4,000 positions, with the new Store Support Centre building providing the capacity to expand the office workforce under a single roof.
FCL says the decision by its largest customer could have a “significant” impact on its operations in Calgary and cut into its bottom line.
On Tuesday Choom signed an agreement to acquire The Green Room, a popular cannabis retail store chain. The agreement involves the purchase of location assets from The Green Room, which includes three locations in British Columbia and four locations in Alberta.
Originally billed as the “first Canadian grocery store designed for desis” (South Asian expats from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh), Chalo!, a FreshCo multicultural banner, has moved beyond Ontario and into B.C.