A great article in the July 23rd entry in http://www.retail-insider.com
about the Bay's makeover downtown. Some highlights mentioned:
-the cost has been increased from $24 to $40 million
-they anticipate it'll be the highest grossing store in the chain, beating Bloor St.
-negotiating with Michael Kors to move their still new Pacific Centre store to their main floor facing Georgia
-new Burberry boutiques on the ground floor (accessories), women's 2nd floor and in the new menswear floor on 6
-the addition of an un-named retailer (Bloomingdales?)
-an impressive list of new menswear designers
On June 11th s211 posted a great link to the leasing agent in New York illustrating how they envision carving up the lower levels and renaming the building The Hudson's Bay Centre.
Also Nespresso will be re-located to the 5th floor kitchen appliances section around late sept early october. It'll be less than half the current lower level spot which will remain open for the Christmas rush. The manager is actively looking for a downtown location to open sometime in 2014.