McArthurGlen Vancouver Airport Outlet Mall expansion now open

Aug 29 2019, 11:43 am

Four years after the original completion and opening of McArthurGlen Vancouver Airport Outlet Centre, the shopping mall has been significantly expanded.

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And this latest expansion, adding 84,000 sq. ft. of retail space, officially opened today, just ahead of the Labour Day long weekend. This a seamless eastward expansion of the existing outdoor shopping mall complex.

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August 29, 2019 opening of the second phase expansion of McArthurGlen Vancouver Airport Outlet Centre. (Fuhrious Construction)

These are the new expansion retailers that have opened as of today:

  • Adidas
  • The North Face
  • Jimmy Choo
  • Jack & Jones
  • Movado
  • Michael Hill
  • SoftMoc

These are the confirmed new expansion retailers that will open over the coming weeks and months:

  • Old Navy
  • Stuart Weitzman
  • All Saints
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Roots
  • Aldo
  • Starbucks

Moreover, Calgary-based 98 Food Co. is working with the mall operators to open a new food hall concept, featuring the eatery chain’s four brands: Dirtbelly, Hula Poke, Chachi’s, and Deville Coffee.

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August 2019 store map of the second phase McArthurGlen Vancouver Airport Outlet Centre expansion. (McArthurGlen)

The design of the expansion is a continuation of the existing European-inspired village theme in an open-air environment, with piazzas, cobblestone pathways, and a variety of facades.

As part of the latest round of construction, significant upgrades have also been made to existing facilities, such as heated patio umbrellas and outdoor lounge areas, a new continuous covered walkway through the parking lot, and an improved and more efficient parking lot layout.

McArthurGlen Vancouver Airport Outlet Centre

August 29, 2019 opening of the second phase expansion of McArthurGlen Vancouver Airport Outlet Centre. (Fuhrious Construction)

The existing 240,000-sq-ft shopping centre has approximately 70 stores, and a future third phase expansion on the northeast corner of the site will add roughly an additional 100,000 sq. ft. of retail space. No timeline has been established for this third phase expansion.

According to mall operators, since opening in the summer of 2015, the shopping centre has seen over 15 million visitors, and it surpassed four million visitors in a year for the first time in 2018. Growing traffic to the shopping centre is the leading ridership factor for the Canada Line’s Templeton Station, which has seen ridership levels increase from 890,000 in 2016 to nearly 1.2 million in 2018.

McArthurGlen’s Vancouver location is jointly owned by McArthurGlen and the Vancouver Airport Authority, which is using the shopping centre to generate new non-aeronautical ancillary revenues to help lower costs for airlines and air travellers.

McArthurGlen Vancouver Airport Outlet Centre

August 29, 2019 opening of the second phase expansion of McArthurGlen Vancouver Airport Outlet Centre. (Fuhrious Construction)

McArthurGlen Vancouver Airport Outlet Centre

August 29, 2019 opening of the second phase expansion of McArthurGlen Vancouver Airport Outlet Centre. (McArthurGlen)

McArthurGlen Vancouver Airport Outlet Centre

August 29, 2019 opening of the second phase expansion of McArthurGlen Vancouver Airport Outlet Centre. (McArthurGlen)

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