Clearly Contacts will be closing its first and only free-standing retail store on Vancouver's Robson Street to make way for the site's redevelopment. Clearly Contacts had signed a six-month lease for the space which opened in March. We're not sure if the store will close in September but we can confirm that it and adjacent retail spaces will be demolished for a new, large-format retailer that we'll announce this week.
All is not lost, however, as Clearly Contacts will open a new street-front store at 2152 W. 4th Avenue in Vancouver's Kitsilano area. It will replace 49th Parallel coffee, which has moved up the street. No word yet on if other Canadian Clearly Contacts locations will follow.
Thank you Nick Dot and Nick Lewis for being sources alerting us to the Kitsilano store.
[Clearly Contacts website]