The redevelopment of the previous Sears location at CF Polo Park is taking form, and can embody an EQ3 retailer as soon as it’s accomplished.

Cadillac Fairview, the dad or mum firm of the mall, confirmed the shop can be coming in an e mail despatched to CTV Information Winnipeg on Monday.

“The event will embody workplace house, in addition to further retail alternatives together with a 43,000 sq. ft. flagship EQ3 retailer within the former Sears house,” wrote Josh Thomson, senior vp of growth with Cadillac Fairview, including the shop is scheduled to be accomplished in summer time 2021.

EQ3, a furnishings firm, is headquartered in Manitoba.

Cadillac Fairview additionally introduced that, as a part of the redevelopment, they’re within the strategy of contemplating residential growth within the space.

“This represents an unbelievable alternative to extend density on the premier procuring district in Winnipeg, particularly at a time when cities throughout Canada will probably be on the lookout for alternatives to spark financial exercise as we plan for long-term restoration from the pandemic,” Thomson wrote.

Sears construction

 (Picture courtesy Cadillac Fairview)

Sears vacated the property in December 2017, as a part of the nationwide closure of Sears Canada. Presently, your complete exterior façade has been eliminated, Thomson mentioned, and is being changed with curtain wall glazing in addition to ceramic and aluminum composite panels.

The unique house was 260,000 sq. toes in dimension, together with a 100,000-square-foot basement. Whereas the present growth will probably be 160,000 sq. toes, the corporate is doing work to organize the basement for potential future use.

EQ3 will probably be on the decrease stage, whereas the higher stage will probably be used for workplace house. Thomson mentioned CF is negotiating with different firms to lease house within the location.