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Plaza 88 Will Open it's retail doors December 8, 2011

The wait may finally be over!

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The retail zone of the Plaza 88 project is about to open just in time for Christmas shopping.

Safeway will be the first to open its doors with an opening ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 4 p.m., according to a report going before city council on Monday.


The multi-level commercial project, at Eighth Street and Columbia will be called The Plaza@New Westminster and will have 221,000 square feet in the retail area. It is the fourth building in the complex to go along with three apartment buildings. A fifth phase involving another apartment building is being contemplated for the parking lot area at 901 Columbia.

According to the report, the day after the Safeway opening, CIBC, Shoppers Drug Mart, the Level 3 parking garage and the Level 5 main concourse at the SkyTrain ticket level will be opened. Dec. 9 is also the target opening date for Wind, Westland Insurance and Yogabody. A dental clinic, Subway and Togo Sushi are expected to open Dec. 12 with other stores opening up by the end of December.

Other openings are expected to occur in February with the Landmark Cinemas and bus loop scheduled to be up and running in April.


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