Saturday, November 9, 2019

Opening Soon 2020

Entertainment Plaza Fountain

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Sporting Life open at Amazing Brentwood

Amid various delays at the Amazing Brentwood, Sporting Life quietly opened for business yesterday.  I took the opportunity to go check it out yesterday evening and to walk around the opened portion of the Entertainment Plaza connecting to the station.  Starbucks will open soon as we await other openings over the next few months.  As for Sporting Life, it's a pleasant arrival to a mall that has been lacking the presence of a big time retailer for a long while.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Popular Japanese dessert place coming to Brentwood

Originating in Osaka, Gram Cafe has announced that it will be arriving in Brentwood in 2020.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Retail tenants revealed for Brentwood

It has been about 2 months since my last post.  During that time, the Willingdon Linear Park has won an award while cycling advocates complain about not having a dedicated bike path along the length of the park.  If we are having discussions and debates about separating pedestrian from bicycle paths, it's a good thing as we move towards designing our city to be more pedestrian and bicycle-friendly

As the pedestrian areas in and around Brentwood's Entertainment Plaza begin to take shape with nicely lit steps, benches and beautiful greenery in the form of trees and shrubs, it appears that a full opening of Phase 1 of the Brentwood development has been delayed.  However some retail names have been revealed for the development as it inches closer to a gradual opening that will unfold between this fall and 2020.  According to the Daily Hive article below, the Cactus Club and McDonald's, will join Starbucks in the Entertainment Plaza.  H&M, Wilfred, Nike and Adidas have joined Sporting Life among the retailers announced.  More retail names should be revealed beginning this fall.

First look inside: The Amazing Brentwood shopping mall will live up to its name (PHOTOS)

Jul 26 2019, 9:59 am

It is safe to say The Amazing Brentwood (TAB) will live up to its name.

The first phase of the expansive redevelopment of what was previously known as Brentwood Town Centre shopping mall is now racing towards completion, with project team crews now well into the process of incrementally handing over completed shell commercial spaces to the construction contractors hired by the many retailers.

Darren Kwiatkowski, the executive vice-president of acquisitions and development for Shape Properties, provided Daily Hive this week with an exclusive first glimpse of the project nearing its final stage.

“We’re really excited that after many years of planning, design, and construction, we are close to being finished,” said Kwiatkowski.

“This place is coming alive… We think the public will be very excited and really embrace the project, and we’re looking forward to many years of success here.”

To say the least, it is certainly a highly impressive application and scale of a mixed-use, transit-oriented redevelopment concept; much attention to detail has been provided to this $1.5-billion phase of the new indoor and outdoor shopping mall with a wide range of retail and dining, residential and office spaces, and an immersive public realm.

The new shopping mall’s selection of retail, restaurants, and entertainment, with a greater-than-normal emphasis on the latter two, is intended to bring people to TAB. It speaks to how the next generation of malls in the rising retail age of e-commerce are increasingly focusing on creating experiential activations that supplement traditional retail.

To achieve an optimal mix of global luxury, mid-market, and local-serving retail, the developer partnered with global firm L Catterton Real Estate to turn TAB into a mall with high-calibre architecture, public art, and world-renowned and luxury retail brands.

Monday, May 27, 2019

37-storey office tower proposed for Burnaby's Brentwood district

Gilmore Place is already on its way to building the tallest residential tower.  It will also be able to boast the largest office tower in Burnaby.  Daily Hive news story below.

37-storey office tower proposed for Burnaby's Brentwood district: Burnaby's largest office tower has been proposed for the new Gilmore Place redevelopment in the Brentwood Town Centre area.

Starbucks increasing presence at Brentwood

The first corporate logo has appeared at the station entrance level of the Entertainment Plaza of the Amazing Brentwood development.  With the retail portion of Brentwood scheduled to open in 2019, we can expect more revelations regarding store and restaurant locations.  The Starbucks logo can now be seen from the street.  Starbucks already has a location at the rear of the mall near London Drugs.  Other locations in the area include Solo District and across the street from there on  Lougheed Hwy, along with one on the corner of Dawson and Gilmore.


While we wait for for new retailers to reveal themselves at Brentwood, two pizza shops have quietly arrived in the area along with a Poke shop..  A Domino's pizza has opened on Dawson St and Willingdon Ave.  A Pizza Pizza and Pacific Poke have opened in the old plaza which already houses Starbucks, FatBurger and Buffalo's World Famous Wings.


Saturday, March 9, 2019

Brentwood Two topped off

The Brentwood Two tower has reached full height and has become one of the two tallest buildings in Burnaby.  Brentwood One is the other one.  Both buildings will be occupied by the end of this year with residents beginning to occupy Brentwood One by this summer.  Despite having some media present to commemorate the topping off of Brentwood Two, no mention was made of any new retailers or restaurants.

Burnaby’s tallest building ‘topped off’ as Brentwood megaproject grows: Steven Cirotto stood at the microphone Friday and talked about growing up in the Heights. The operations manager for the construction company Axiom said he still remembers how special Christmas . . .

Friday, January 4, 2019

Gilmore Place ready for excavation

As the Amazing Brentwood approaches Phase One completion this year, the other major station centered development of the area is preparing to get digging.  Onni's massive Gilmore Place development will include the tallest tower in the region and will be a gateway to the Brentwood area of Burnaby on the Millenium SkyTrain Line.