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Indigo, Golf Town to join Grandview shops

Lifestyle Village to open in fall 2008

All but two of the 50 stores destined for South Surrey’s Grandview Corners Lifestyle Village have now signed up.

Among the new retail names released this week for the $160 million development on 160 Street and 24 Avenue are Indigo Books & Music and Golf Town.

Tim Hortons, Starbucks, La Senza, Pharmasave, The Brick, Pebblecreek, Hallmark and Montana’s have also committed to Lifestyle Village, the northeast corner of SmartCentres’ Grandview Corners project.

Retailers such as Aldo, Le Chateau, Garage, La Vie En Rose, HMV and Sony signed up earlier this year.

The first tenants in Lifestyle Village are expected to move in during the fall of 2008.

SmartCentres started Grandview Corners, on each corner of the 24 Avenue and 160 Street intersection, two years ago.

The Home Depot was the first to open in the northwest sector last January and Wal-Mart is now scheduled to open for business on the other side of 24 Avenue in July 2008.

Future Shop, to the south of Wal-Mart, is expected to be ready for customers in the spring of 2009.

Real Canadian Superstore has bought most of the land on the southeast corner but has yet to begin construction.

The entire Grandview Corners project, once completed, is said to be B.C.’s largest uncovered shopping centre.

“I’m really pleased with the response we’ve had from the retail community,” said Brian Nosko, SmartCentres’ vice president of leasing.

“We’ve been really well received. What we’re doing here has not been done on this scale anywhere in the region.

“At this time next year the people of South Surrey will have a brand new shopping destination instead of having to travel to Surrey and Langley.”

Grandview Corners is Smartcentres’ flagship project and it has taken two years to lease all the units, Nosko said.

The company contributed $18 million to build an expanded Highway 99 overpass at 24 Avenue, which was completed in June.

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