As reported earlier this week, Lowe’s Home Improvement will finally be coming to Winnipeg. They had initially said there were going into Seasons of Tuxedo and had plans drawn up but somehow nothing happened.
I have written about Linden Ridge Mall once before about how they were one of the original builders on Kenaston in the 1990s but had seen other developers scoop up big names for their own projects along the street. In the last year and a bit the mall has made a renewed effort to fully develop their site. It would appear that a 106,000 square foot Lowe’s beside the Co-Op Gas should do that.
Manitoba is one of the few provinces to not have a Lowe’s. The competition between Rona. Home Depot and Lowe’s should be keen.
There will be still be some adjustment to the closure of many retailers in the last months and nearly four months of a contracting Canadian economy. Still, it is clear that Kenaston is the most important street for retailers in Manitoba. Lowe’s felt there was no choice but to be somewhere on Kenaston.
This has been a guest editorial by John Dobbin.
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