Richmond Centre (mall)

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Richmond Centre
Richmond Centre logo
Richmond Centre exterior.jpg
Location 6551 No 3 Rd,
Richmond, B.C.,
Canada V6Y 2B6
Management Cadillac Fairview
Owner Cadillac Fairview (50%)
Ivanhoé Cambridge (50%)[1]
No. of stores and services 250
No. of anchor tenants 3 (2 open, 1 vacant)
Total retail floor area 766,407 square feet (71,201.5 m2)
No. of floors 1 (2 in Hudson's Bay, former Sears,[2] The Dining Terrace and rooftop parking)
Public transit access Translinkcanada.svg Richmond-Brighouse station
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.[3] By the 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 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 the Richmond Square centre. The two locations acted as separate shopping centre until 1989 when it amalgamated into one mall known today as Richmond Centre.[4][5]

Layout

Richmond Centre, similar with its closest rival mall Lansdowne Centre, were mostly built on one entire level owing to its abundance of land area at the time of construction. This means most of the entire shopping centre could be reached without the need of an escalator or elevator with the only exception being the second level of the Hudson’s Bay Company portion that contains a second level as well as the recently reconstructed Food Court (Dining Terrace) section.

The mall is laid out in a large rectangle. A galleria runs down the middle of the mall, splitting it the mall into two parts. The North end is anchored by the department store, Hudson's Bay. The South End is anchored by sports retailer, Sport Chek, and formerly Sears

Transportation

Richmond Centre is served as a major transit hub for the suburban city, Richmond.

Most easily accessible by the SkyTrain system. The closest station is the Canada Line's southern terminus, Richmond–Brighouse station. 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.[6]

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. ^ Sears closing Richmond Centre location, four others across Canada
  3. ^ Richmond Centre Official Website Retrieved 6 September 2014
  4. ^ http://www.richmond-news.com/business/business-sears-ends-50-year-run-in-richmond-1.1774233
  5. ^ https://richmondarchives.ca/author/richmondarchives/
  6. ^ 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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