A total of 13 anchor tenants were revealed, including two we've previously discussed. Saks Fifth Avenue's off-price division Saks OFF 5TH will open a 32,687 location at the centre, which will be the first OFF 5TH for the Greater Vancouver area. Other anchors confirmed for Tsawwassen Mills will include:
- Bass Pro Shops (145,000 square feet, first in B.C.)
- DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse (one of two confirmed Vancouver-area stores)
- Forever 21
- Pro Hockey Life (first in B.C.)
- Nike Factory Store
- Old Navy
- Sport Chek
- Saks Fifth Avenue Saks OFF 5TH (32,687 square feet, first confirmed for B.C.)
- Tommy Hilfiger Outlet
- Urban Planet/West 49
According to the Tsawwassen Mills' website, a total of 16 retailers will eventually anchor the centre.
Ivanhoé Cambridge has also confirmed that the following stores will be opening at Tsawwassen Mills this October:
- Banana Republic Factory Store
- Brooks Brothers Factory Store
- Calvin Klein Outlet
- Gap Factory Store
- GUESS Outlet
- Ever New
- The Outlet by Harry Rosen
- L'Occitane en Provence
- Lucky Brand Jeans Outlet
- Marc Cain
The Outlet by Harry Rosen is notable, as it will be the third in Canada, and the first outside of the Toronto area. Harry Rosen also operates outlets at Ivanhoé Cambridge's Vaughan Mills, just north of Toronto, as well as at Mississauga's Heartland Town Centre.
"As Canada's leading outlet developer, Ivanhoé Cambridge continues to redefine the country's outlet and value-oriented retail industry," said Roman Drohomirecki, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ivanhoé Cambridge Retail. "We are proud to be developing Tsawwassen Mills, British Columbia's next retail destination for the region and for visitors to Greater Vancouver."
Construction began on the massive centre in January of 2014, which is located at Highway 17 and 52nd Street in South Delta -- about 30 minutes north of the Washington State border and less than 5 km from the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal.
Ivanhoé Cambridge anticipates that approximately 3,000 full time and part time jobs will be created as a result of the Mills project -- in addition to a further 1,800 jobs created during core building construction and 4,500 jobs during peak construction.
More retailers will be announced closer to the centre's fall 2016 opening date.