New mall in Balzac to have twice as many stores as Chinook Centre

Jan 25 2018, 4:45 pm

There’s soon to be a new mall on the Calgary scene, and it’s packed full of stores to check out.

New Horizon Mall is an Asian-themed mall that may not be the biggest shopping centre in town, but it certainly has the most shops.

With an astounding 500 retail stores, New Horizon Mall will double that of Calgary’s largest mall, CF Chinook Centre, even though New Horizon Mall is one-fourth the size – coming in at only 320,000 sq. ft., compared to Chinook Centre’s 1.355 million sq. ft.

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Artistic rendering of New Horizon Mall (New Horizon Mall)

As you can probably imagine, the stores are small, ranging from 285 to 855 sq. ft., which just means that New Horizon Mall is the perfect place for window shopping.

In a departure from the norm for malls in Alberta, each store at New Horizon Mall will be purchased by the shop owners, rather than leased. This is in the hopes of ensuring each store has its own unique vibe, and that store-owners can make their little piece of the mall completely their own.

Even with all the shops packed into the building, there’s still room for a 300-seat food court with 26 eateries, as well as a Chinese stage on the second floor that will act as a cultural gathering spot.

The mall is located in Balzac just across from CrossIron Mills, and is expected to open in early 2018.

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