Londonderry Mall

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Londonderry Mall
LondonderryMallLogo2017.png
Logo as of February 2017
LocationEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates53°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
Address6604 137 Avenue NW Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Opening dateAugust 15, 1972
Management20 VIC Management Inc.
No. of stores and services150+
No. of anchor tenants6
Total retail floor area776,749 square feet (72,162.3 m2)
No. of floors2
Parking3,528 stalls
Public transit accessEdmonton Transit Service: Belvedere LRT Station, Northgate Transit Centre, Clareview LRT Station, Route 10, Route 181, Route 137, Route 182, Route 190, Route 152.
Websitewww.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, Dollar Tree, Dollarama, Fabricland, Fit 4 Less, an Edmonton Public Library branch, and a Simons department store.

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 location), 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.[1]

A renovation was completed in 1990 which saw the opening of a new food court in the centre of the mall. In the late 1990s, Eatons closed. Save-On-Foods promptly moved in to the former Eaton's space on the lower level, and Winners on the upper level. .

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. 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Examiner reporters to compete in cake-decorating contest".

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