We're posting images and updates of Ottawa's Rideau Centre. It will be Canada's first mall to include both Nordstrom and La Maison Simons as anchor stores. Across Rideau Street and connected by second-level pedway is a 335,000 square foot Hudson's Bay store that will be renovated and will include a TopShop concession. 

Nordstrom will be located on the top two levels of a former Sears store and will be about 157,000 square feet. Space below Nordstrom will become a food court. 

La Maison Simons will be located in the North-East portion of the expanded mall on the site of a former Ogilvy department store. 

This rendering shows an H&M store at Rideau Centre. Though negotiations are underway, we've been told that H&M has not yet secured a lease at Rideau Centre. 

A Zara store will be located on a proposed pedestrianized Nicholas Street.

The entire project is expected to cost well in excess of $250 million and will include a condo tower, hotel and movie theatre. 

Holt Renfrew wanted space at Rideau Centre and in the late 1990's was in talks to open in part of the former Sears space, then Eaton's. The deal fell through and Holt's remains in its current space at 240 Sparks Street. The main and second levels of the 240 Sparks Holt Renfrew store total 36,600 square feet, according to lease plans. 

Thank you to our Ottawa Retail Insider Geofrey Hall for directing us to this LaPresse/LeDroit article. 

[All images from LaPresse/LeDroit. Top Image modified from image provided by Nordstrom]

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