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Old Posted Apr 13, 2012, 5:52 AM
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A new mall proposal is being prepared for by a US based developer, should drop by the end of the summer. Phase one will be 600,000 square feet with another 300,000 square feet to follow depending on demand.

Proposal is said to be spearheaded by a US retailer after a fruitless eighteen month campaign for a suitable Calgary location which included trying to get Toys R Us or Safeway to give up their Market Mall locations and looking at the bowling alley at Chinook.

Supposedly the development will be on a country club and equestrian theme...
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A new mall proposal is being prepared for by a US based developer, should drop by the end of the summer. Phase one will be 600,000 square feet with another 300,000 square feet to follow depending on demand.

Proposal is said to be spearheaded by a US retailer after a fruitless eighteen month campaign for a suitable Calgary location which included trying to get Toys R Us or Safeway to give up their Market Mall locations and looking at the bowling alley at Chinook.

Supposedly the development will be on a country club and equestrian theme...
So access will be via ring road or major highway and won't be near a thing ala Cross Iron?
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So access will be via ring road or major highway and won't be near a thing ala Cross Iron?
Would be surprised if it's just west of the city where those RV dealerships and that Alberta BBQ, or whatever it's called now is located.
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if it's equestrian theme couldn't it be near Spruce Meadows?
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A new mall proposal is being prepared for by a US based developer, should drop by the end of the summer. Phase one will be 600,000 square feet with another 300,000 square feet to follow depending on demand.

Proposal is said to be spearheaded by a US retailer after a fruitless eighteen month campaign for a suitable Calgary location which included trying to get Toys R Us or Safeway to give up their Market Mall locations and looking at the bowling alley at Chinook.

Supposedly the development will be on a country club and equestrian theme...
Would this mean that the Sears in Chinook is already spoken for?
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Would be surprised if it's just west of the city where those RV dealerships and that Alberta BBQ, or whatever it's called now is located.
I was thinking more along Dizzy's suggestion, though this could be another spot

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Supposedly the development will be on a country club and equestrian theme...
Fuck me.
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There needs to be a thumbs up or like button on SSP, because I agree with this post.
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Best Buy is closing 50 stores in the US, hopefully there won't be any delays in opening the 17th Ave SW location.
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Best Buy is closing 50 stores in the US, hopefully there won't be any delays in opening the 17th Ave SW location.
I suspect that Best Buy Canada has better market share in Canada considering it's ownership of Future Shop, additionally the market for luxury items in Calgary is much better than most of the US at this point in the recovery.
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A new mall proposal is being prepared for by a US based developer, should drop by the end of the summer. Phase one will be 600,000 square feet with another 300,000 square feet to follow depending on demand.

Proposal is said to be spearheaded by a US retailer after a fruitless eighteen month campaign for a suitable Calgary location which included trying to get Toys R Us or Safeway to give up their Market Mall locations and looking at the bowling alley at Chinook.

Supposedly the development will be on a country club and equestrian theme...
another mall, just what we needed. and with a country club or equestrian theme no less

These malls aren't enough:
Chinook - 1.3M SF
CIM - 1.1M SF
Southcentre - 1M SF
Market Mall - 900k SF
Sunridge Mall - 800k SF

Not to mention The Core, Northland Mall, North Hill Centre, Marlborough Mall, Deerfoot Mall and power centres like Westhills, Crowfoot, Deerfoot Meadows, Sage Hill, and all the others I'm forgetting. sooo much retail lol
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A new mall proposal is being prepared for by a US based developer, should drop by the end of the summer. Phase one will be 600,000 square feet with another 300,000 square feet to follow depending on demand.

Proposal is said to be spearheaded by a US retailer after a fruitless eighteen month campaign for a suitable Calgary location which included trying to get Toys R Us or Safeway to give up their Market Mall locations and looking at the bowling alley at Chinook.

Supposedly the development will be on a country club and equestrian theme...
Lots of choices if they wanted to not build new... The CORE has tons of space, and CIM has almost an unlimited amount of space to expand if you include the land around it. Chinook has a fair amount of space, where FlatIron Grill was supposed to go and a few empty store fronts.

RioCan has a proposed mall at 17 Ave SE & Stoney Trail too.
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RioCan has a proposed mall at 17 Ave SE & Stoney Trail too.
Just another power centre. They have their anchor tenants signed (Walmart, Empire Theatres, Lowes) and supposedly are breaking ground this summer or fall for a Fall 2013 opening. Its just shy of 1.6m square feet of retail over 3 phases. Plus they also have another project by Metis and Country Hills of about 1m square feet over multiple phases (both are joint projects with Trinity Developments and a few other groups)
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New farmers market out by Calaway Park

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar...highway-1.html
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New farmers market out by Calaway Park

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar...highway-1.html
That's where I suggested the Country Club themed mall might be going. That place is the kiss of death. A farmer's market might make it if they can get some good vendors.
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The market is only open one day a week which doesn't seem like a viable business model.
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The market is only open one day a week which doesn't seem like a viable business model.
Overhead at a market is always extremely low. I think one day a week might be a good start.
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The market is only open one day a week which doesn't seem like a viable business model.
I think it's terrible too, but I was surprised to find that the markets in London are also mostly open only one day a week, and at least one has been viable since the 13th century

The kitschiness of a "wild west" them just grates though- can't just be "western," have to be "wild west." So there'll be prostitutes and gunfights?
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I think it's terrible too, but I was surprised to find that the markets in London are also mostly open only one day a week, and at least one has been viable since the 13th century

The kitschiness of a "wild west" them just grates though- can't just be "western," have to be "wild west." So there'll be prostitutes and gunfights?
The answer is yes. Yes there will be prostitutes and gunfights. That is how they will stay in business. The gunfights not so much, but the prostitutes for sure.
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The kitschiness of a "wild west" them just grates though- can't just be "western," have to be "wild west." So there'll be prostitutes and gunfights?
And cholera, and dysentery, and hostile Injuns, and broken wagon wheels.

Why yes, I did play Oregon Trail a bit too much.
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