|Target Opening Soon|
Meanwhile, inside the mall, the roof has been blown off for sunlit portals to bring in some natural light in.
|One of the New Portals|
It has been years of construction but in the end, Grant Park Shopping Centre has been transformed.
It has always been a bit of a hodge podge despite expansions and modernizations over the years.
There seems to more of a flow from one end of the mall to the other after this major initative.
Despite this major completion, the mall still has question marks regarding two anchors. Will the Safeway close, be re-branded or sold? Will Empire Theatres modernize, be closed or turned to a discount movie house?
The Target which opens soon will be southwest Winnipeg's first and the store will under severe scrutiny comparing it to the U.S. experience. One suspects that Target Canada's executives know they won't be able to underperform for very long. Somehow, Target needs to find the same success that Costco and Walmart have found in Canada.