Canada's only free-standing St. John store will vacate its current Hotel Vancouver space. It will be replaced by a two-level luxury retailer. We're not sure yet where St. John will move, though rumour has it St. John could replace Griffins, a restaurant in the hotel.
For those unfamiliar, St. John is an upscale American womenswear label known for its knitwear and classic designs, popular among affluent women over 40. It is carried at several Canadian retailers, including selected Holt Renfrew stores. It will be carried expansively in new Canadian Nordstrom stores, as most American Nordstrom stores feature large dedicated St. John areas.
The Hotel Vancouver's retail component, owned by Ivanhoe Cambridge, will see significant changes in the coming months. We'll periodically announce new tenants slated to open in its newly configured, two-level retail spaces.
Source: Van23H, Vancouver Skyscraper Forum
[Hotel Vancouver website]
[St. John website]