Polo Park Opens $49 Million Expansion

Photo: www.holidayinnwinnipegairport.com

Photo: www.holidayinnwinnipegairport.com

One of Canada's largest malls, Polo Park, has opened a $49 million, 114,000 square foot expansion in a space formerly occupied by Zellers. The new space is on the mall's second level, creating a loop connecting the former Zellers entrance to a mall entrance. Hundreds of Winnipeg residents lined up for the expansion's October 1st opening. 

About 65,000 square feet of the new space houses 23 new retailers. The expansion also includes several first-to-market retailers. Seventeen retailers opened yesterday, while several will open later this month. Their opening dates are as follows:

Opened October 1st:

  • Fossil (1st Winnipeg location) 
  • Nine West (1st Winnipeg location) 
  • Claire's Boutique
  • Watch It!
  • Swarovski
  • Pandora
  • Thomas Sabo Jewellery (1st Winnipeg location) 
  • Lids
  • Things Remembered
  • Disney (only Winnipeg location)
  • Mexx / Mexx Kids
  • Bench
  • Journeys (1st Winnipeg location) 
  • Teavana
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Calendar Club (holiday season only)
  • Oh Canada (holiday season only)

Second week of October:

  • Tommy Gun's barbershop
  • Saje Natural Wellness

October 16th:

  • Urban Outfitters (1st Winnipeg location) 

October 17th:

  • Anthropologie (1st Winnipeg location) 

October 22nd:

  • Hickory Farms
Polo Park GM Deborah Green addressed the crowd on October 1. Photo: Polo Park.

Polo Park GM Deborah Green addressed the crowd on October 1. Photo: Polo Park.

We recently reported on Polo Park, when became home to Winnipeg's first H&M store which opened last month.

Built in 1959, Polo Park is Manitoba's largest mall, featuring over 200 stores and services, a SilverCity Cinema and a 5,600 vehicle parking lot. The mall is part of Cadillac Fairview's extensive real estate portfolio. It boasts in excess of 1.2 million square feet of retail space and is located on the site of the former Polo Park Racetrack. It is the 12th largest mall in Canada and is the largest between Toronto and Edmonton. Its department store anchors include a 256,000 square foot Sears store and a 212,000 square foot Hudson's Bay.

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