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Grocery options to increase with Clearview Independent Grocer


Red Deer will gain another major food retailer in the next two weeks with the arrival of Your Independent Grocer in Clearview Market Square.

The 27,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open on Nov. 28, joining a handful of banks that are already operating in the shopping centre west of 30th Avenue and south of 67th Street.

Your Independent Grocer is a Loblaw Companies Ltd. brand, with John Sinnott the franchise owner for Red Deer. The format is a relatively new one for Loblaw in Western Canada.

A company spokesman said previously that Your Independent Grocer stores emphasize service. The Red Deer location will have a bakery and meat deli, and will offer meals to go and seafood.

A liquor store and gas bar will operate in separate buildings.

The grocery store will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Meanwhile, several other businesses are preparing to open in Clearview Market Square, said Leah Margiotta, a development manager with owner Melcor Developments Ltd.

These include Shoppers Drug Mart and Canadian Brew House, which will occupy stand-along buildings.

The tenant mix in three multi-bay buildings is becoming clearer. Confirmed are Starbucks, The Co-operators, Pita Pit, Body Garage fitness centre, Pet Planet, Subway, Fabutan and H&R Block.

There will also be a family doctor, a dentist, a veterinarian and a spa, said Margiotta, with a couple restaurant deals pending.

She said all of the confirmed tenants are doing fixturing work on their premises, with openings expected early in 2013 — if not sooner.

The Royal Bank, TD Canada Trust, CIBC and Servus Credit Union have all been operating at Clearview Market Square for a number of months already.

Margiotta said interest in the shopping centre has been strong, especially since the buildings there started to go up.

“This has been one of our best sites.”

Melcor is already looking ahead to its next phase of development at Clearview Market Square.

“We’re in the design phase,” said Margiotta. “We’re just working with some different options for layout and building sizes and that kind of thing.”

A children’s play structure and a spray park are among the public amenities planned for the current phase.

hrichards@reddeeradvocate.com

 

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