South Edmonton Common facts for kids
|Location||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Developer||Cameron Development Corporation & Grosvener Canada|
|Owner||Cameron Development Corporation|
|No. of stores and services||more than 150|
|No. of anchor tenants||7|
|Total retail floor area||2,300,000 sq ft (210,000 m2)|
|Public transit access|
South Edmonton Common is one of Canada's largest retail power centre, and when it will be completely developed, it will spread over 320 acres (130 ha) and contain some 2,300,000 square feet (210,000 m2) of retail space, making it one of the largest open-air retail development in North America. The Common is located in south Edmonton, Alberta extending from 23rd Avenue south to Anthony Henday Drive, and east from Gateway Boulevard to Parsons Road.
The Common has a large base of retail tenants that provide various goods and services. The first tenant in the Commons was The Home Depot, which opened in April 1998. Anchor tenants at South Edmonton Common include Canadian Tire (the chain's largest location), IKEA, Cineplex Cinemas, Lowe's, Real Canadian Superstore, and Walmart. Other stores include Staples, Best Buy, Marshalls, Lindt, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Nordstrom Rack, and Canada's first buybuy BABY.
Store openings and closures
Hartco Income Fund, the company that owns Compusmart, began shutting down its 15 Compusmart locations in May 2007. Originally, the South Edmonton Common location was not one of the first five to be shut down; however, it was quickly sold as well. As of January 2017, the location is currently occupied by Party City.
Old Walmart Of South Common
Walmart initially opened in 1998 where as one of the first two retailers to open in South Common, the other being The Home Depot. It relocated from its former location in the nearby Heritage Mall.
On November 7, 2007, the newest Walmart Supercentre opened on the south end of South Edmonton Common, replacing the former retail location at Parsons Road and 21 Avenue. Konto Furniture, Sofa Land, Bed Bath & Beyond and buybuy BABY now share the space of the former Walmart.
The Walmart Supercentre has a full indoor garden centre, a fully serviced grocery store including meat, produce, bakery and floral. All former services such as McDonald's, optometrists, photo finishing and portrait studio are available at the new location, along with a Tim Hortons located in the building, which brings a total of three Tim Hortons locations to South Edmonton Common.
Walmart is the only tenant of the shopping centre that is east of Parsons Road.
On September 19, 2008, the Edmonton Journal reported Future Shop would be opening its largest store in Canada at 53,000 square feet (4,900 m2). The location featured a larger, 53,000 square-foot layout and an updated store concept. The store, along with 65 other Future Shop stores, closed on March 28, 2015. and in August 2015, Spirit Halloween took the spot for 2 months, then leaving one anchor tenant vacant. Sport Chek, which opened in fall 2016, replaced Future Shop.
Anchors & junior anchors
- Ashley Furniture
- Bed, Bath, & Beyond
- Best Buy
- Bulk Barn - formerly A Buck or Two
- buybuy BABY
- Canadian Tire - opened 2016
- Cineplex Odeon - opened 2000
- Golf Town
- London Drugs
- MEC - opened 2016, formerly Sears Home
- Nordstrom Rack - opened 2018
- Old Navy
- Party City - formerly Compusmart
- Real Canadian Superstore
- Running Room
- Saks Off 5th
- Sport Chek - opened 2016, formerly Future Shop
- The Brick
- The Home Depot
- The Rec Room
- Urban Planet
- Walmart - opened 2007
- A Buck or Two - now Bulk Barn
- Compusmart - now Party City
- Future Shop - closed 2015, now Sport Chek
- Home Outfitters - closed 2019, now vacant
- Pier 1 Imports - closed 2020, now vacant
- Sears Home - closed 2015, now MEC
- Wholesale Sports
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