Pacific Centre

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Pacific Centre
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Location Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Opening date 1971
Management Cadillac Fairview
Owner Cadillac Fairview
No. of stores and services 102
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 1,390,000 ft²
No. of floors 3
Parking 1758
Website Pacific Centre

Pacific Centre is a shopping mall located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is operated by Cadillac Fairview Corporation. Based on the number of stores, many of which are underground, it is the largest mall in Downtown Vancouver with over 100 stores and services. Anchor stores include Holt Renfrew, Sport Chek and Atmosphere.

The mall is connected to The Bay department store, Vancouver Centre Mall, two SkyTrain transit stations, and the Four Seasons Hotel, a 385-room luxury hotel.

The City of Vancouver approved an expansion of Pacific Centre, including retail premises that will extend to the street on both sides of West Georgia Street, and a link connecting the shopping centre to the new Vancouver City Centre rapid transit station on Granville Street. The link opened in the summer of 2009 in conjunction with the opening of the Canada Line.

Incident[edit]

In 2012, an incident at Pacific Centre Mall sparked an investigation by the Ministry of Justice and the Vancouver police.[1] A security guard was shown on videotape striking a disabled man suspected of shoplifting, throwing him from his wheelchair on the floor and yelling profane language.[2] The guard in question — Ali Rahnumah, 30, an employee of Genesis Security — was fired over the incident and criminally charged.[3][4] He is suing Genesis Security for wrongful dismissal.[3] The investigation itself ultimately concluded that the guard acted with unnecessary force and had used profanity contrary to the Security Services Regulation of that province.[5]

Anchor tenants[edit]

  • H&M (28,600 sq ft. over 2 levels)
  • Holt Renfrew (137,000 sq ft. over 3 levels)
  • Sears (600,000 sq ft. over 7 levels) - closed October 31, 2012[6] and to be replaced by Nordstrom in 2015 with a new facade
  • Sport Chek/Atmosphere (31,500 sq ft. over 2 levels)

(square footage is approximate)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wheelchair-bound man’s handling by mall guards investigated. UPI.com (2012-11-02). Retrieved on 2013-07-26.
  2. ^ B.C. Wheelchair Takedown Under Investigation. Huffingtonpost.ca. Retrieved on 2013-07-26.
  3. ^ a b Vancouver mall cop allegedly knocked wheelchair-bound man to ground. UPI.com (2013-03-29). Retrieved on 2013-07-26.
  4. ^ B.C. wheelchair takedown under investigation - British Columbia - CBC News. Cbc.ca (2012-11-01). Retrieved on 2013-07-26.
  5. ^ Crawford, Tiffany. (2013-01-18) Vancouver security guard used ‘unnecessary force’ on man in wheelchair. Vancouversun.com. Retrieved on 2013-07-26.
  6. ^ "Sears Canada closing three stores in Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver". Toronto: thestar.com. 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 

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Coordinates: 49°17′00″N 123°07′04″W / 49.28339°N 123.117911°W / 49.28339; -123.117911