Loblaws CityMarket moving into Edmontons Ice District – Global News

Loblaws CityMarket moving into Edmontons Ice District - Global News
Loblaws to open new grocery store in downtown Edmonton
A Loblaws grocery store has been announced as one of the anchor tenants in Edmonton’s Ice District.

A Loblaws CityMarket will be moving in to the former Greyhound terminal site, Ice District announced in a media release Monday morning.

The 22,000-square-foot “urban concert” grocery store will be located in “Block BG” on the corner of 103 Avenue and 103 Street, on the second floor of the building.

The company behind Ice District said the partnership is a strong investment opportunity for downtown Edmonton.

“Loblaws CityMarket is a great addition to our tenant roster as it provides quality and fresh grocery options that align with the convenience and accessibility of ICE District,” said Darren Durstling, president and CEO of ONE Properties, ICE District Joint Venture partner.

The CityMarket is slated to open in the fall of 2020 and will be the market’s second location in Edmonton, after opening in the Brewery District in 2016.

Ice District dubs the grocery store as one that will provide “a great assortment of food for the busy downtown resident.” The Brewery District location features an in-store butcher and a 12-foot cheese wall.

“The store will feature chef inspired grab ‘n’ go meal items for lunch and dinner; a wide selection of products to suit a variety of dietary needs, including organic and gluten-free choices and all the fresh food and grocery items customers will need to complete their weekly grocery shop,” read the media release.

Watch below: We’re getting our first public view from inside the plaza space under construction in Edmonton’s Ice District. But before it opens, there will be some debate about the city’s financial role in its development. Vinesh Pratap explains. (Filed Jan. 31, 2019).

The VP of market franchise with Loblaw Companies Ltd. said the new location is great, given the trendy, desirable area.

“With a focus on local, quality, fresh food and great customer service, we are excited to bring our unique shopping experience to residents of the Ice District,” Derrick Pittman said.

The development will include an escalator right to the grocery store’s front door, as well as underground parking and an indoor pedway system.

Below: Scroll through the photo gallery to see photos of Edmonton’s CityMarket in the Brewery District

The grand opening of the Loblaws CityMarket on 120 Street and 104 Avenue, in the city’s Brewery District, was held Friday, June 24, 2016.

The grand opening of the Loblaws CityMarket on 120 Street and 104 Avenue, in the city’s Brewery District, was held Friday, June 24, 2016.

The grand opening of the Loblaws CityMarket on 120 Street and 104 Avenue, in the city’s Brewery District, was held Friday, June 24, 2016.

The grand opening of the Loblaws CityMarket on 120 Street and 104 Avenue, in the city’s Brewery District, was held Friday, June 24, 2016.

The grand opening of the Loblaws CityMarket on 120 Street and 104 Avenue, in the city’s Brewery District, was held Friday, June 24, 2016.

The grand opening of the Loblaws CityMarket on 120 Street and 104 Avenue, in the city’s Brewery District, was held Friday, June 24, 2016.

The grand opening of the Loblaws CityMarket on 120 Street and 104 Avenue, in the city’s Brewery District, was held Friday, June 24, 2016.

A new "urban concept" grocery store will be opening in Edmonton's downtown Ice District, at the site where the Greyhound bus station had been located up until 2016.

Loblaws will be opening a CityMarket grocery store on the site, the Ice District announced in a Monday news release. The location, expected to open in fall 2020, will be the second CityMarket in Edmonton, in addition to one in the Brewery District.

The 22,000-square-foot store will be located on the second floor of the Block BG building at 103rd Avenue and 103rd Street. According to the news release, visitors in the public plaza being built south of Rogers Place will have convenient access to the grocery store, including an escalator directly to its doorstep.

"This urban concept grocery store is aimed at all food lovers alike and will provide a great assortment of food for the busy downtown resident," stated the news release.

Derrick Pittman, a Loblaws vice president, said the "trendy, desirable" district in downtown Edmonton is a good fit for the CityMarket brand.

According to the Rogers Place website, Block BG will consist of a three-level retail podium, and a residential tower consisting of 568 rental suites.