With Vaudreuil being one of the fastest growing populations in Quebec, growing 67% in the past year, it stands to reason that the shopping centres in the area would reflect that.
Harden, a Quebec-base retail developer revealed plans to bring a new shopping experience to the city of Vaudreuil-Dorion with an investment of invest $475 million dollars. Les Avenue Vaudreuil will comprise 1.4 million square feet of stores, restaurants, and services to the area. The rebranding will be complete by Summer 2018 and will bring with it 2,400 new jobs.
According to the Retail Insider’s Devon Johnson, the four distinct shopping areas will have a different theme, and different array of stores, restaurants, and services. The shopping centre will also be car-friendly, as all four nodes surround the junction of Highway 40, Highway 30, and Highway 20. This specific junction of highways sees over forty million vehicles a year.
The Méga Centre Vaudreuil will be rebranded as Les Avenues Vaudreuil Mode focusing on placing popular and trendy fashion retailers at this site such as the first ever Forever 21 RED in Quebec.
Place Cité Vaudreuil currently anchored by Costco, will be rebranded as Les Avenues Vaudreuil Marché and will focus on food and grocery offerings.
The shopping centre’s third district Les Avenues Vaudreuil Loisirs will focus on sports and leisure retailers. The site will be anchored by a Canadian outdoor retailer SAIL. Other retailers including La Belle & La Bouef and Nickles Delicatessen have also announced locations for this district. The new district is set to open in Spring 2017.
The final district will be titled Les Avenues Vaudreuil Avenir. This site will contain not only a retail component, but also an office component.
With Vaudreuil having the highest birth rate in Quebec and has a population average of 37 years old, Harden promises to expand green space and provide family-friendly entertainment at the Mode location.
In total, all four completed districts will bring Les Avenues Vaudreuil to a total of 225 stores, restaurants, and services, making it one of the largest shopping complexes in the area.