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Store Operations

Transformative approach: Reimagining of retail destinations creating exciting in-store experiences

January 15, 2020

Following months of buildup and antici­pation, Eataly—the fast-growing authentic Italian marketplace—opened the doors of its Manulife Centre location in November 2019. The space utilizes three floors of the Centre previously occupied by the Bank of Montréal and Manulife’s management offices. It features a combination of restau­rants overseen by the talents of many chefs, cafés, to-go … Continued

Store Operations

Return of the mall

January 15, 2020

For years, the North American shopping mall was said to be dead on its feet. Now, a new generation of developers and retailers are bringing them back to life as vibrant community spaces. “ONE of the first jokes I ever heard back in planning school,” chuck­les Brent Toderian, “was that if you want to know … Continued


Downtown Montreal seeing incredible retail boom

January 15, 2020

Downtown Montreal is seeing significant investments amid an incredible transforma­tion, including public realm updates and overhauled retail properties that will make central Montreal one of North America’s most desirable urban destinations. Landlord Ivanhoé Cambridge is leading the transformation of downtown Montreal with investments surpassing $1-billion for several of its properties. That includes the Montreal Eaton … Continued

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