Richmond Centre (mall)

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Richmond Centre
Richmond Centre logo
Richmond Centre exterior.jpg
Southeast entrance of Richmond Centre
Location 6551 No 3 Rd,
Richmond, BC
Canada V6Y 2B6
Management Cadillac Fairview
Owner Cadillac Fairview (50%)
Ivanhoé Cambridge (50%)[1]
No. of stores and services 250
No. of anchor tenants 2
Total retail floor area 71,201.5 m2 (766,407 sq ft)
No. of floors 2
Public transit access Translinkcanada.svg Richmond–Brighouse
Website www.richmondcentre.com

Richmond Centre (corporately styled as CF Richmond Centre and formerly known as Richmond Square) is a shopping mall in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. Its street address is on No. 3 Road but it stretches as far west as Minoru Boulevard, and as far north as Westminster Highway. Richmond City Hall is immediately south of the mall.[2] By number of stores, it is the largest mall in Richmond, with 250 stores and services; it is the second largest in terms of area. It is the most frequently visited mall in Richmond, and is open on every day of the year except Christmas Day.

History

Richmond Centre mall began as Richmond Square Shopping Centre, which was built in 1964 on part of the old Brighouse/Minoru Racetrack. Two years later, in 1966, Hudson's Bay Company announced plans for their store to be built adjacent to Richmond Square. The two locations acted as separate shopping centres until 1989, when they amalgamated into one mall known today as Richmond Centre.[3][4]

Layout

Richmond Centre, similar to its closest rival mall Lansdowne Centre, was mostly built on a single level owing to the abundance of unoccupied land in Richmond at the time of its construction. This means most of the shopping centre can be reached without the need of escalators or elevators.[5] The only exception is Hudson's Bay, which has a second level, and the "Dining Terrace" food court.

The mall is laid out in a large rectangle.[6] A galleria runs down the middle of the mall, splitting it into two parts. The north end is anchored by Hudson's Bay. The south end is anchored by sports retailer Sport Chek.

Transportation

Richmond Centre is a major transit hub for Richmond. It is served by the SkyTrain system. The closest station is the Canada Line's southern terminus, Richmond–Brighouse station.[7] The station is directly across the street from the mall's Shoppers Drug Mart / Coast Capital Savings entrance.

The mall is also served by frequent bus service along No. 3 Road. The adjacent bus exchange provides connections to other parts of Richmond as well as service to Burnaby, New Westminster, and Surrey.[8]

References

  1. ^ Ivanhoé Cambridge (30 September 2011). "Ivanhoé Cambridge and Cadillac Fairview enter into 50/50 joint venture (press release)". Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Richmond Centre Official Website Retrieved 6 September 2014
  3. ^ http://www.richmond-news.com/business/business-sears-ends-50-year-run-in-richmond-1.1774233
  4. ^ https://richmondarchives.ca/author/richmondarchives/
  5. ^ https://www.cfshops.com/richmond-centre/mall-map.html
  6. ^ https://www.cfshops.com/richmond-centre/mall-map.html
  7. ^ Buses from Richmond-Brighouse Station Retrieved January 10, 2018
  8. ^ Buses from Richmond-Brighouse Station Retrieved January 10, 2018

Coordinates: 49°10′02″N 123°08′18″W / 49.167086°N 123.138328°W / 49.167086; -123.138328


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