Friday, October 19, 2012

What types of shops will make up the new Brentwood Mall?

With Shape Properties soliciting retail/commercial interest for its future redevelopment of Brentwood Mall, it will be interesting to see what kinds of companies appear next to Brentwood Station and what the "storescape" will look like when it's all said and done.  I already have an idea of what I'd like to see at Brentwood that would compel me to visit the site more often than now.

DISCLAIMER: the following is NOT a Shape Properties rendering of what it will look like.  I've just thrown together some images to imagine what the "storescape" might look like.

Vibrant outdoor space with a range of amenities.
A movie theatre must be a part of the scene.

 Walkable storefronts



Coffee shops


...and more restaurants

A clothing store other than The Gap or Suzy Shier.
And yes, The Gap and Suzy Shier would do just fine.

The last image depicting UNIQLO has the potential to become reality in Brentwood if Shape Properties does some legwork to entice Japan-based Fast Retailing (owner of UNIQLO) to come here.  Having already opened a store in New York around 4-5 years ago, rumours of a store in Toronto and on Vancouver's Robson Street have surfaced.  This is the type of  unisex clothing store that Shape Properties (I hope somebody from there reads this blog) should be courting to open in Brentwood.

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