Steveston Village in South Richmond will be home to the municipality’s third Save-On-Foods grocery store location.
The store will be located within The Roderick – an 80,000-sq-ft, three-storey, mixed-use redevelopment on a large site at 3471 Moncton Street, formerly occupied by Rod’s Lumber Supplies.
Save-On-Foods will occupy a 20,000-sq-ft, ground-floor retail space, which is smaller than many of the chain’s other stores. The grocery store faces Third Avenue, and there will also be a handful of smaller storefront retail spaces designed for small businesses.
According to a spokesperson with the company, the store will open sometime in the first half of 2019.
Other uses of the new redevelopment include 32 homes, including 25 large condominium units ranging between 1,200 and 1,500 sq. ft. within the upper two levels and seven townhouse units roughly 1,500 sq. ft. each.
The overall redevelopment, designed by ZGF Architects and developed by Platform Properties, has a form that respects the unique character of the Steveston area and offers a semi-faux heritage design that mimics neighbouring heritage buildings, adding to the charm of the neighbourhood.
Over 100 parking stalls are planned, with about half of the stalls dedicated for the building’s businesses.
Save-On-Foods’ other locations in Richmond are at Terra Nova in northwest Richmond and Ironwood on Steveston Highway near the north end of the George Massey Tunnel. It also has a PriceSmart discount store on No. 3 Road near Lansdowne Station.