Pusateri’s Fine Foods Opens at Oakville Place [Photos]


Upscale Toronto-based Pusateri’s Fine Foods has opened a grocery location at RioCan Oakville Place in Oakville, Ontario. It’s the first location for the retailer outside of the city of Toronto, and the latest in an expansion that will see two more Toronto stores open this year. 

The new Oakville Place Pusateri’s is almost 18,000 square feet in size, with a ground level space of 13,686 square feet and a leased upper level occupying 4,015 square feet (according to RioCan floor plans). The store features fresh food departments, grocery and gourmet prepared foods. It also features an in-store boutique for Toronto-based cold-pressed juice company Greenhouse Juice Company as well as Roman Style at ‘Pizza Couture’, available by the slice in a space featuring its own mall entrance (see photo below). The store was designed by Toronto-based GH+A.  


Click above for interactive Google MapClick above for interactive Google Map

Click above for interactive Google Map


Click map above for interactive version, via RioCan Oakville Place website. Click map above for interactive version, via RioCan Oakville Place website. 

Click map above for interactive version, via RioCan Oakville Place website. 


Pizza counter faces into the mall, drawing hungry shoppers towards the store. Pizza counter faces into the mall, drawing hungry shoppers towards the store. 

Pizza counter faces into the mall, drawing hungry shoppers towards the store. 

Towards the end of this summer, Pusateri’s will re-open its original location on Toronto’s Avenue Road, which closed last summer due to a devastating fire. The overhauled, stunning 15,000 square foot store will include several new components (including a full-service restaurant), and we recently profiled its plans in a featured article


Impressive looking produce section. Impressive looking produce section. 

Impressive looking produce section. 



Cash desk, busy with shoppers.Cash desk, busy with shoppers.

Cash desk, busy with shoppers.

Pusateri’s currently operates two other Toronto stores, including a 5,500 square foot store at the southwest corner of Bay Street and Yorkville Avenue in the affluent Yorkville area, as well as a 9,326 square foot store at the tony Bayview Village shopping centre in North York. Pusateri’s also operates the 18,500 square foot Saks Fifth Avenue food hall at CF Sherway Gardens (which opened in February of this year) and in October, a second Saks food hall by Pusateri’s will open on the concourse level of the Hudson’s Bay Queen Street building (occupying 25,000 square feet below Saks) at CF Toronto Eaton Centre

All photos are by Norman Katz of TAG Build, who attended the store’s opening day (hence the crowds in some photos).  

See below for more photos. 



Shoppers stocking up on product. We're told that the store did exceptionally well on opening day. Shoppers stocking up on product. We're told that the store did exceptionally well on opening day. 

Shoppers stocking up on product. We’re told that the store did exceptionally well on opening day. 



The store features a guest services counter, not to mention ample use of marble on walls and flooring. The store features a guest services counter, not to mention ample use of marble on walls and flooring. 

The store features a guest services counter, not to mention ample use of marble on walls and flooring. 


Canadian Retail News From Around The Web: July 11, 2016



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Craig Patterson
Craig Patterson
Now located in Toronto, Craig is a retail analyst and consultant at the Retail Council of Canada. He's also the Director of Applied Research at the University of Alberta School of Retailing in Edmonton. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for the past 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees. He is also President & CEO of Vancouver-based Retail Insider Media Ltd.

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