Saturday, February 27, 2016

T&T coming to Brentwood Mall Redevelopment?

The rumours have been relatively numerous lately.  When I recently heard rumours that Menchies is getting into the Brentwood Mall Redevelopment (BMR), it felt like significant information due to the lack of any information regarding possible new commercial tenants there.  Now I am hearing from multiple sources that T&T Supermarket is looking at a new location in the BMR.  A niche store like T&T would definitely be a welcome addition to Brentwood.

Currently, the nearest T&T Supermarket locations are at Renfrew and 1st Ave and at Metrotown.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Development rumours in the air

Unlike news media outlets that are held to a strict, higher standard of reporting sources, bloggers tend to have more leeway in keeping sources to themselves.  Bloggers also tend to be more imperfect in their reporting as a result.  In my last post, I mentioned that rumours of Menchies opening in the Brentwood Mall Redevelopment (BMR).  My not mentioning the sources of such rumours is meant to both protect them from potential criticism due to their position that allows them to garner such rumours and to prevent the flow of the rumours from drying up at the source. Furthermore, my sources may neither be aware that they are sources nor aware that I am blogging about the Brentwood area.  Therefore, I must always reiterate the fact that it is a rumour with the idea that there may be a fire where there's smoke.

For a major project like the BMR, it seems unusual that the developer is not promoting it's development by mentioning new commercial tenants as selling points as they did when promoting Highstreet in Abbotsford.  Even current store owners in the mall are being kept guessing on timelines and details.

Carter Dealerships

Word of another major piece of land becoming available for redevelopment is surfacing. It's being mentioned that the Carter Dealerships are looking at cashing out of their Lougheed Hwy properties that house the GM and Dodge dealerships between Willingdon Ave and both sides of Alpha Avenue. Both vacated lots south of Brentwood Station would make it a potentially larger development than the BMR north of the station.

Destination Dealerships

Meanwhile, the new Destination Toyota dealership being built at the Still Creek Auto Mall is 3 months behind schedule and continues to operate at Lougheed and Madison.  Rumours are going around that Destination Honda on Hastings will  move into the vacated site on Lougheed until it also eventually moves into the Still Creek Auto Mall.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Menchies Brentwood

A rumour is swirling around the neighbourhood that frozen yogurt chain, Menchies will be opening in the new Brentwood Mall.  Another option for dessert?  Sounds good to me!