The Mall at Lawson Heights

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The Mall at Lawson Heights
Location 134 Primrose Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7K 5S6
Coordinates 52°10′06″N 106°39′23″W / 52.168333°N 106.656389°W / 52.168333; -106.656389Coordinates: 52°10′06″N 106°39′23″W / 52.168333°N 106.656389°W / 52.168333; -106.656389
Opening date 1980 renovated 1990, 2002
Management Betty Gibbon
Owner Morgaurd Investments Ltd.
No. of stores and services 97
No. of anchor tenants 2 Canada Safeway, London Drugs
Total retail floor area 307,089 square feet / 28,529.5 m²
No. of floors 1
Parking 1800 parking stalls; free above ground parking

The Mall at Lawson Heights is a shopping centre located at the junction of Warman Road and Primrose Drive in north Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in the Lawson Heights Suburban Centre neighbourhood. It is currently anchored by Canada Safeway and London Drugs, and has almost 100 shops and services. A third anchor bay housed a Zellers department store from the mall's opening until October 2012; it has since been replaced by a Target store.

The mall opened in October 1980 during a period of rapid growth in the city's north end subdivisions. On opening it covered 23,225 square metres and had the first enclosed food court in Saskatoon, along with many independent and franchise chains (including the city's first purpose-built mall video arcade) and was promoted as one of the province's largest suburban malls; it also boasted the largest Safeway store in Saskatchewan.[1] Future plans for the mall at the time were for a second department store to join Zellers in a future phase,[1] but ultimately Zellers (later Target) remained the only department store in the mall.

In September 2011 it was reported that Target Canada, as part of its takeover of the Zellers chain, had purchased the leasehold for the Lawson Heights location with the possibility of it being converted to a Target store in the future.[2] This was later confirmed and the Zellers location closed in October 2012 to permit an expansion of the location to the west and south to accommodate the larger Target store. The Target store opened in the summer of 2013,[3][4] but closed in early April 2015, leaving the mall's third anchor location vacant.

References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ a b "63-store mall opening set". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. October 17, 1980. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ Three Target stores proposed for Saskatoon, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sept. 23, 2011, retrieved Jan. 6, 2012
  3. ^ Target bringing big changes to Mall at Lawson Heights, retrieved Jul. 12, 2012
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