The 70s and 80s are coming back to Canada, and a new mall is opening in Edmonton.
The new Edmonton Centre Mall is located on the corner of 6th and 8th streets, just south of Edmonton’s downtown.
It opened in March 2017.
“It’s going to be a really fun place to shop,” said David MacLeod, the mall’s marketing and marketing director.
“The malls here are just so good, they have so many great items.
It’s a great place to sit down and have a nice meal or go shopping.”
The mall was designed by Toronto architect David MacLeish.
He said he has been working with Alberta-based design firm Zadie Smith to incorporate the 70s clothing trend into the mall.
MacLeod said they’re looking at bringing the 80s style to the mall, but he can’t say if it will include items like dresses, skirts and dresses with heels.
“You have to have that type of style to have it work here, and this mall does that,” he said.
“So we’re really excited about the 80’s and 70s to be here.”
The first store opened in May 2018.
A new location is slated to open in 2019.
The mall has a total of 10,000 square feet of retail space, including a food court.
MacLeishes said they want to make the mall feel like a family-friendly space.
“We want to give people something they can look forward to,” he explained.
“They’re going to feel at home in the mall.”
He said they’ll be taking in children and families, which is great news for parents.
“Parents will love that there are no kids walking through the doors,” he added.
Macleishes also said that the new mall will be a good place for kids to play.
“Kids love playing,” he told CBC News.
“There’s a lot of things to do here.
There’s going the pool table, there’s the playground, there are a lot activities going on.”
He added that the mall is also a great spot for families to hang out with their children.
“I think it’s a good combination of the people and the activities,” he remarked.
“That’s what we’re going for.”