Originally Posted by Van23H
I have been told from sources which I can't disclose that Gucci will be expanding their vancouver store along with Louis Vuitton in the Vancouver Hotel. They are most likely expanding to two floors like Louis Vuitton, but are also looking at a completely new location. Look for changes in 2011 to ALL
retailers in the fairmont hotel including OMEGA but you didn't hear it from me. Also the Louis Vuitton will indeed be a Maison one of the only ones in the world it will be two floors and will be over 10,000 sqft with mens wear and accessories on the bottom and womens wear on the second level with fine jewelry. I will post more news when I am able to disclose the information. Also look for changes at St. John possibly different store and two levels!
Sorry for not spilling the beans earlier, but I am not allowed to give away all the tenants. Also Griffins Restaurant may be closing to make way for another retailer! look forward to giving more updates!!!!!
If any ones has any questions about high end retailers comings and goings don't hesitate to ask? (although like I said I cant give concrete locations away).
Nooooooooo, I love Griffins! It's too expensive to go except the rare occasion for me, but I absolutely love the classic decor. It looks great (probably the most unique restaurant in Vancouver) and has an amazing location, all they have to do is change up the menu a bit and it would probably be more successful (but don't mess with the Prime Rib!). I know there's lots of money in high end retail, but rich people gots to eat too, and except for trendy douchy places, there aren't that many places to go if you want a quiet, elegant meal in that part of town.
WRT Victoria Secret, yeah, Pacific Center seems like a logical choice, but are there any good available locations that are big enough in there ATM? Also, won't it just steal business from their other location in there (the La Senza). Although I guess if I had to place a bet, I would actually put money on them announcing 2 in Vancouver, one in the Pacific Center and one in Metrotown.
But I'm kind of hoping to see more big chains to open up on W Hastings, it would be nice to see it restored to the street it once was. I was just down there the other afternoon, and during business hours, there were about 10 times as many people (locals and tourists) walking along Hastings than on Granville South of Robson. Some good retail would really do well there.