Centre 2000

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Centre 2000 was an indoor shopping mall on St. Martin boulevard in the Chomedey district of Laval, Quebec, Canada.

Opened in 1973[1] as the first hypermarket in North America[2] (under the name: Centre 2000: Hypermarche), the one store occupied the entire floor space of the mall.

In 1976 the hypermarket split into a Towers (Bonimart) and Food City, and the rest of the mall subdivided into several separate stores. By 1977 the mall had 60 stores.[3] The mall's anchors included a Cineplex-Odeon theatre, Pinocchio's arcade, and the remnants of the original hypermarket: Zellers and Maxi. Lamp-posts in the mall's parking lot were marked with animal pictorials.

The mall was completely vacant by the end of the 1990s and then closed. It was demolished between 2000 and 2001.

In early 2011, Centre 2000's parking lot and remaining foundation were demolished. The property is now part of Centropolis Laval, which is currently building on the site.

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