Finding the perfect retail space for your business can be difficult. Have no fear, we are here to show you some of Vancouver’s best spots. Featuring amazing architecture and unique interiors, these spaces will provide you with plenty of inspiration for your dream business! Check out 15 of the most interesting retail spots Vancouver has to offer.
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1. 168 Powell St
This building features modern elements including newly constructed concrete commercial units and excellent frontage with large glass windows providing visibility to Powell St. The unit has great ceiling height as well as a secured underground parking. The immediate neighborhood offers numerous boutiques and restaurants in restored and remodeled heritage buildings.
2. 725 Granville St
The Pacific Centre complex is a highly sought after place for both retail and office space. This project offers unique options not currently available in downtown Vancouver, with over 230,000 square feet allocated to a new Nordstrom department store. The office floor plates in this development will be among the city’s largest. The building is LEED certified and has excellent transit connections.
3. 2179 W 4th Ave
This unit offers amazing retail exposure featuring floor to ceiling windows overlooking West 4th making this opportunity one of a kind. Located in the heart of Kitsilano, this location will allow any tenant to take advantage of high foot traffic.
4. 1090 Homer St
Located on the northeast corner of Helmcken and Homer in central Yaletown, this building has been fully renovated and features classic exposed brick and timber design. The retail space has frontage on Homer Street as well as high ceilings, wood beams and beautiful hardwood floors.
5. 433 Carrall St
This landmark property is centrally located in Gastown at the corner of Carrall and West Hastings Street. It features a contemporary design with concrete floors, an impressive entrance way, character windows and gated on-site parking. The unit can be subdivided to accommodate a variety of size requirements.
6. 622 W Pender St
This newly renovated and restored heritage building is the perfect spot to open a bar or cocktail lounge with a 147 seat liquor primary license, not to mention the opportunity for off-sales to be sold at the venue. The building boasts an impressive amount of exposed brick throughout and has a large walk-in bar cooler, ample storage and a new character glass facade to be installed.
7. 38 Water St
Located near the intersection of Water and Carrall Streets, this space is a prime spot for a beautiful boutique. The retail unit has a fully restored heritage facade, prominent signage as well as large display windows that provide excellent exposure. Additional details include: exposed concrete, high ceilings, built out racking, change rooms, display area and a sales counter.
8. 5900 Berton Ave
Wesbrook Village is UBC’s 100-acre world-class sustainable South Campus neighbourhood. At its core is an retail village featuring a Save-On-Foods, restaurants, as well as many shops and services designed for everyday needs. Several retail spaces are available at this great location.
9. 2579 West Broadway
In Kitsilano, on the north side of West Broadway between Larch and Trafalgar Streets, this prime location offers excellent exposure and is within minutes from downtown and UBC. The space features great amenities including beautiful hardwood floors, small storage and office area, great frontage and underground customer parking.
10. 1676 Robson St
Pacific Robson Palais is an attractive retail location along the famous Robson Street shopping corridor. This is a unique opportunity to own and operate your own yoga studio at Horton Premier Fitness. Sub-lease this wonderful open patio space and pass on your warrior pose know-how.
11. 2138 W 41st Ave
Located on the best shopping block of the lovely Kerrisdale community, this retail space is fully improved with high-end finishings. The space is perfectly equipped to be a great retail spot with change rooms, a cashier’s desk, lots of storage and access to a loading area behind the building.
12. 308 Water St
The subject property is located in trendy Gastown, near the intersection of Water and Cambie Streets and is directly across from the Gastown Steam Clock. This charming heritage building provides ample natural lighting, large retail display windows, hardwood floors and exposed timber.
13. 1038 Hamilton St
Yaletown is a unique and affluent neighbourhood comprised of a mix of world-class restaurants and bars, trendy boutiques and contemporary services. Centrally located and near rapid transit, this renovated heritage building is a great place to open your business.
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15. 1116 Denman St
Ideally situated on the east side of Denman Street, just a block away from English Bay Beach, this space is within close proximity to Stanley Park and the seawall. With such excellent exposure, high ceilings, and wonderful lighting, your retail options are endless.