|Future location of 'Nutshell' on King St W. Image: Retailer's Facebook Page.|
If the Nutshell concept takes off, Loblaw could expand it Canada-wide. The 9,000 square foot store floorplate means the retailer could open at the bottom of newly-built condo towers or in retrofitted heritage buildings like its first Toronto location.
|Interior of the space soon to be Nutshell. Image: Nutshell.|
Downtown grocery stores have become more common as Canadian urban cores continue to attract more residents. This is especially obvious in Downtown Toronto and Vancouver. City centres in Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Montreal have also seen an increase in their populations and have attracted new food retailers as a result.
Thank you to "bAuHaUs" of Urban Toronto for informing us of the new store's size and location. This same source also provided us with this City of Toronto Building Application submission mentioning the retailer's arrival and its Lowlaw ownership.
Nutshell [Facebook page] and [Twitter]