Casual commentary about political, cultural and economic issues with a particular interest on the city of Winnipeg by John Dobbin
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Target to Abandon Polo Park Shopping Centre
Canad Inns Stadium
The rumour had always been that a large department store was going up on the site. Some hoped for Kohl's but the more likely candidate was always Target, a store that most certainly was going to find the Zeller's site at Polo Parking Shopping Centre too small to suit the needs of grocer and retail store.
Polo Park has been transforming itself in recent months. Target would drive traffic in the mall but but there might be a better match for the high fashion we are seeing now.
Cadillac Fairview and Shindico will partner up to develop the Canad Inns Stadium once the Blue Bombers decamp for University of Manitoba.
Just a guess but we could be seeing one of the first SuperTargets being constructed in Canada in early 2013.
As for the Zellers in the mall. It was scheduled to close once its stock was liquidated late in 2012.
What will happen to the old Zellers site? Can anyone say H&M Finally?