Londonderry Mall

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Londonderry Mall
LondonderryMallLogo2017.png
Logo as of February 2017
Location Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates 53°36′07″N 113°26′44″W / 53.60194°N 113.44556°W / 53.60194; -113.44556Coordinates: 53°36′07″N 113°26′44″W / 53.60194°N 113.44556°W / 53.60194; -113.44556
Address 6604 137 Avenue NW Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Opening date August 15, 1972
Management 20 VIC Management Inc.
No. of stores and services 150+
No. of anchor tenants 6
Total retail floor area 776,749 square feet (72,162.3 m2)
No. of floors 2
Parking 3,528 stalls
Public transit access Edmonton Transit Service: Belvedere LRT Station, Northgate Transit Centre, Clareview LRT Station, Route 10, Route 181, Route 137, Route 182, Route 190, Route 152.
Website www.londonderrymall.com

Londonderry Mall is a shopping centre located in north Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It contains over 150 stores and services with nine major tenants. The mall opened in 1972 and has been expanded and renovated since.

Londonderry Mall has many notable stores, including a full service Shoppers Drug Mart, Save On Foods, The Bay, Winners, Fit 4 Less, a complete two level Edmonton Public Library branch, and a newly built Simons.

The mall recently went under a complete renovation which completed in August 2017.

History[edit]

Londonderry Mall opened in 1972 with 85 stores and services. When it opened, it was the largest two-floor enclosed shopping centre in western Canada. Original tenants included The Bay (which still occupies the same spot), Woolco, and a movie theatre. Later, it would expand to include Safeway.

The mall underwent its first major expansion in late 1979, then again in the later 1980s. The mall added a wing to the west, and then to the south, which included Eatons, and the Edmonton Public Library. The mall expanded to 150 stores and services, and increased in popularity.[1]

A renovation was completed in 1990 which saw the opening of a brand new food court in the centre of the mall. The renovation completely upgraded the mall from dark, and enclosed to a completely open, beautiful and spacious atmosphere. In the late 1990s, Eatons closed, and left a massive, empty space on the very west edge of the mall. Save-On-Foods promptly moved in to the former Eaton's space on the lower level, and Winners on the upper level.

2012 marked the 40th anniversary of the malls opening. The mall launched a large campaign around the anniversary, and hosted events such as contests and outdoor movie nights. The main contest was titled '40 Days Of Giveaways' and at the end a car was given away.

In late 2013, the relocation and closing of many major tenants and small stores left the mall with many unoccupied spaces.

In late 2014, the mall announced a complete mall renovation and remerchandising project that would enhance what the mall had to offer. Army & Navy and Sport Chek Supercentre had moved out of the mall to make way for a newly announced Simons store. Winners re-located to an unused space, which made way for re-location of the food court to the former Winners space. Fabricland and Dollarama moved into part of the former Winners location.

Renovation[edit]

In September 2014, Londonderry Mall publicly announced a renovation and remerchandising project. The renovation completely changed the face of the mall, including all new entrances, lighting, escalators, elevators, along with the relocation of many stores and the food court. The renovation was designed by MMC Architects and GH+A Design, and was completed in August 2017.

The demolition of the mall was complete by mid 2015, which included the removal of all elevators, escalators, water fountains and plant-beds. The first phase of the renovation was complete in June 2016, which included the relocation of the food court and the renovation of the mall common areas. The second phase of the renovation completed in August 2017, in which the new Simons store opened to the public, along with many smaller local Alberta based stores.

Anchors[edit]

Current[edit]

Former[edit]

  • Sport Chek Supercentre (now Simons top level)
  • Army & Navy (now Simons lower level)
  • Eaton's (now Save-On-Foods, Dollarama and Fabricland)
  • Woolco (later became Walmart)
  • Safeway (closed 1995)
  • Toys "R" Us Express (now Londonderry Mall Administration & Head Security Office)
  • Walmart (later became SportChek Supercentre and Army & Navy)
  • World Health (now Fit 4 Less)

Comparable Metro Edmonton Malls[edit]

Londonderry is amongst several major malls in Edmonton in terms of size and significance. Amongst the list of comparable malls are: St. Albert Centre, Northgate Centre, Kingsway Garden Mall, Westmount Centre, Southgate Centre, Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre, Sherwood Park Mall, Edmonton City Centre, Commerce Place, Manulife Place, Meadowlark Health And Shopping Centre and West Edmonton Mall.[2]

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