The time has come! Ottawa is finally being noticed by big name retailers and department stores and we’re starting to feel the love. Our little city has BIG changes coming to the shopping world and we’ve rounded up a list of what’s to come. We’ll continue to add and update as news is revealed. We can barely contain our excitement, but can you blame us?
Here is what’s announced so far:
Bayshore Shopping Centre: Our favourite west-end mall is expanding by an astronomical 300,000 sq. ft. This $200 million renovation is going to feature an additional 50 stores with an expected completion date of 2015. If you’ve been to the mall lately (confession: we were there shopping today), you’ll notice the renovations are well underway. While Bayshore already houses some stores that you can’t find elsewhere in the city, there are lots of exciting new stores confirmed including H&M and Target (which will occupy the old Zellers location) in addition to the highly anticipated Victoria’s Secret which is scheduled to open this coming Fall.
Rideau Centre: This already mid-scale sized mall is also slated to have a $150 million, 180,000 sq. ft expansion, estimated to be completed in 2015. There isn’t too much listed as to what’s to come but this one is extra exciting as this will be the location of the famous American department Nordstrom as well as a future Simons and H&M.
Tanger Outlets: The anxiously awaited Kanata outlets are expected to be completed by 2014. The 350,000 sq. ft, 70+ store shopping centre has confirmed the following stores: Nike, Gap, Banana Republic, Coach, Guess, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, DKNY, American Eagle, Aldo, Nine West and Aeropostale. Worth the drive? We’ll happily wait and see.
Your Fashion Fairies,
M & R