Retail Space Available at Calgary's East Village 'VERVE'


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VERVE is a 25-storey mixed-use building by FRAM + Slokker with a tall, six-storey podium, main floor shops and restaurants. This mixed-use retail / residential condo project features main floor retail and restaurant space with 288 condos above. VERVE Q1 is located on 'The Riff', a pedestrian walkway that connects the East Village with Downtown Calgary and the adjacent St. Patrick’s Island and Fort Calgary.

The commercial space will be available late summer 2018. The listing agent has retail and restaurant leasing opportunities starting at 850 square feet. However, one opportunity should be on everyone’s list. It is a restaurant space of almost 2,600 square feet plus a patio -- unit 129 on the lease plan below. 


The VERVE restaurant leasing opportunity is situated on the Riff. Like a guitar string ready to reverberate, the Riff runs through the heart of East Village. A pedestrian walkway that runs at an angle and the VERVE condominium tower plays a smart tune off that Riff. Riff is a word which means musical improvisation and VERVE is the name of an edgy kind of record label for jazz artists, which of course ties in with ‘riff.’ The Riff is pedestrian only and lined with shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Adjacent to VERVE will be the upcoming Vibe mixed-use mid-rise project also by FRAM + Slokker.  

The East Village district has gone through many improvements since 2007 as part of the Rivers District Revitalization Plan carried out by Calgary Municipal Land Corp. (CMLC). This includes $357 million of new infrastructure and development programs which CMLC says has helped bring in about $2.7 billon of new development. The revamped Simmons Building, The National Music Centre and the $245 million New Central Library also brings life to the East Village.

Contact: Michael Kehoe, Fairfield Commercial Real Estate. 403-263-4100.


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