A new Save-On-Foods within The Roderick at Steveston Village in Richmond promises to provide the area with a new anchor retailer that increases foot traffic.
The grocery chain opened its latest store last week at the recently completed mixed-use redevelopment at 3471 Moncton Street — an 80,000-sq-ft, three-storey building that replaces Rod’s Lumber Supplies.
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Save-On-Foods occupies 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 is also a handful of smaller storefront retail spaces designed for small businesses.
Above the commercial levels, there are 32 market residential homes.
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 store on No. 3 Road near Lansdowne Station.