The retail expansion under Pacific Centre‘s new Nordstrom opens today. Landlord Cadillac Fairview recently revealed a list of tenants, nine of which open today, and three which open later this summer.
The 44,000 square foot retail expansion is located under the mall’s new Nordstrom, which is currently under construction. The Nordstrom flagship will open on September 18, with a charity gala set to be held two days prior.
The following stores open today. According to an updated lease plan provided by Cadillac Fairview, stores are of the following sizes:
–AllSaints: 2,264 square feet,
–Hugo Boss: 6,129 square feet,
–Kate Spade New York: 1,909 square feet,
–Pandora: 694 square feet,
–Ted Baker: 2,976 square feet,
–Tumi: 1,230 square feet,
–Weekend Max Mara: 1,773 square feet.
Kate Spade’s Pacific Centre unit will be the second Vancouver-area location for the brand, following the opening of its Park Royal store last fall. Tumi is a first for the Lower Mainland, and B2 replaces a location which shuttered on Robson Street last year. Pandora closed its Alberni Street store to locate in Pacific Centre, with Chinese luxury jeweller Lao Feng Ziang taking the Alberni Street space. Pacific Centre’s Ted Baker and Abercrombie & Fitch locations are both first-to-market. Remarkably, AllSaint’s Pacific Centre unit is only a third the size of its other Canadian store, measuring about 6,600 square feet at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre.
Designed by Vancouver-based architect James K.M. Cheng, the new building will also include a three-level 230,000 square foot flagship Nordstrom store, opening on Friday, September 18. The top four levels of the former Sears building have been converted to 290,000 square feet of AAA class office space and will be home to the head office of Sony Pictures Imageworks, the Vancouver offices of Microsoft, and law firm Miller Thomson.