August 11, 2014
Roots has just opened its new flagship store in the former Gap Kids retail space at 80 Bloor Street West in Toronto. The new store is about 6,500 square feet, and replaces its former 14,000 square foot location at 100 Bloor Street West.
Interestingly, we were initially informed that Roots had leased the considerably smaller retail space across the street at 89 Bloor Street West (and not at 80 Bloor, as we now know). We're not sure if Roots plans on opening a concept in the space or if it even intends on opening there, at all. We've been informed that the space was recently available for sublease.
Holt Renfrew will replace Roots' former 100 Bloor Street location with a 14,000+ square foot men's store.
Roots' lease at 80 Bloor Street West will only last for a few years, however. 80 Bloor's owner plans to eventually demolish the entire building, replacing it with about 37,000 square feet of retail space below a tall residential tower.