Amanda Campbell has the kind of problems that most real estate professionals can only dream of.
The property manager at Primaris Management, which runs Grant Park Shopping Centre in south Winnipeg, is preparing to welcome a trio of new tenants that will push capacity up to 100 per cent.
“We pride ourselves on being a neighbourhood mall but with our new offerings we’re definitely starting to resemble [a regional mall],” she said.
Discount retailer Winners is the highest-profile tenant to sign on. Its 22,000-square-foot location will open on August 15 in space that used to be taken up by a number of smaller retailers that have either relocated within the mall or closed.
Campbell said she’s “very excited” that Winners’ arrival was finally announced.
“Over the last six months, I’ve been getting one to two phone calls a day asking about Winners,” she said.
A 34,000-square-foot Good Life Fitness centre will open up this summer, filling up what remains of the space that used to be occupied by Target Canada. Canadian Tire took over 86,000 square feet of that space last year.
Fionn MacCool’s Restaurant and Pub has opened 4,500 square feet of the last remaining pad on the property beside a new Cambrian Credit Union, which christened its 6,000-square-foot space last fall.
Grant Park, which has more than 403,000 square feet of retail space, is just a couple of miles away from CF Polo Park, the province’s biggest mall at triple the size.