Part of what seems from the outside to be a
of Starbucksian proportions, Shoppers Drug Mart
is opening a larger location in Port Credit, a relocation from a smaller store
in a strip mall just east of the new Lakeshore and Pine location.
"What we're doing in many cases," says Tammy Smitham, Director of Communication and Corporate Affairs for the company, "is to take our smaller format stores that have potential to be large format, and put them into larger spaces, more than 14,000 square feet of selling space, which allows us to offer the latest in what Shoppers Drug Mart has become well known for."
In this case, the associate owner, Gus Falameh -- each Shoppers Drug Mart is individually owned -- will remain the owner of the larger space, which in addition to doubling the floor space will employ all its former employees and possibly add several more.
The full size of the new location, which had its distinctive red panels up as of last week, will be 17,500 square feet including storage and back rooms.
The store is due to open at the end of April.
Writer: Bert Archer
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