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Between Industrial & Residential Areas……

Marché Rosemère a 52,000-square foot open plaza in Rosemere, an off-island suburb north of Montreal.  The centre includes a Winners and a Bouclair Maison along with an availabe end cap 9445-square foot unit that can be subdivided. Located in the heart of Rosemère, between an industrial park and residential areas, the centre is across from a Canadian Tire and is in a close proximity to Place Rosemère, IGA Extra and the Faubourg Boisbriand lifestyle centre. Over 35,000 vehicles pass the site daily on Blvd. Bouthillier and  the average annual income in the area is about $75,000. Suggested uses include household goods, decoration/paint, medical services including, dentists, veterinarians, optometrists, as well as a sit-down family restaurant or buffet. Dan Knafo at Brookline Developments is handling the leasing.

Brookline Developments, 4120 St. Catherine St. West, 5th Floor, Westmount, Québec H3Z 1P4 Tel: 514/354-5920 (Dan Knafo Ext. 248



West Island Redevelopment……..

In addition to announcing that La Maison Simons, is coming to CF Fairview Pointe Claire, last week the co-owners, Cadillac Fairview and Ivanhoé Cambridge, unveiled plans for a major redevelopment to the 870,000 square foot regional mall in Montreal’s West Island area. “Today’s announcement represents an extremely exciting stage in the evolution of CF Fairview Pointe Claire,” explained Brian Salpeter, Senior Vice President, Development, Cadillac Fairview.  “The addition of Simons, one of the premier retailers in Quebec, as well as the anticipated arrival of the new light rail transit station near the shopping centre, will serve as catalysts for the transformation of the property and the adjacent lands into a new, vibrant mixed-use community that will become the city centre for the entire West Island.”  Simons will occupy the second and third floors of the former Sears space at the western side of the property in 2021, with the ground-floor space being reimagined to accommodate enhanced dining options for the centre.   In addition to its mix of retailers, CF Fairview Pointe Claire is committed to providing enhanced services. The centre has invested in its digital offerings, providing free enhanced WiFi access and CF SHOP! Text, a text-message-based concierge service that provides customers with access to directions, mall info and store suggestions.  Most recently, CF Fairview Pointe Claire introduced its electric vehicle charging program, partnering with FLO to install three networked electric vehicle chargers.  Located at 6801 TransCanada Hwy. in Pointe Claire, the mall is anchored by The Bay along with Winners/HomeSense, Deco Decouverte, Best Buy, etc.



Ivanhoe Cambridge, 1001 rue du Square Victoria, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 2B5 (514/841-7600)
Cadillac Fairview Corp., 20 Queen St. West, 5th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3R4 (416/598-8200)


Franchise Expansion in 2019……

With the opening of its second location on Provencher Blvd. in Winnipeg earlier in the Spring, Brows by G is now ready to enter the Alberta and British Columbia markets with franchise locations.   Brows by G was established in 2015 as a brow bar and permanent makeup clinic by beauty artist Giovanna Minenna. The full service studios specialize in microblading, micropigmentation, shaping, tinting, waxing, and makeup services.   Presently, the company is sourcing suitable locations in trendy, upscale urban markets in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton for 2019 openings. Michael Kehoe of Fairfield Commercial Real Estate has been retained to handle the search for the 1800 to 2000 square foot sites.  Key elements for the new Brows by G studios will include, accessible customer parking for two hours or more, main floor commercial space with natural light and a contemporary exterior design aesthetic.  The company plans to continue to the Toronto and Ottawa markets in the later part of 2019.


top_bannerCategory: Personal Services, Beauty Bars
Chain Banner:  Brows by G
Company Name:  Brows by G Inc.
Head Office Address:  1682 Grant Ave., Unit 2, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tel:   204/488-2876    Fax:
Email:          Website:
Principal Use: A beauty concept that specializes in microblading, micropigmentation, shaping, tinting, waxing, and makeup services.
Introduced: Beauty artist Giovanna Minenna introduced the concept in Winnipeg in 2015.
No. of Locations: Two in Winnipeg.
Areas of Operation:  Canada
Types of Locations: Street Front, Plazas, etc.
Size Required: Approximately 1800 to 2000 sq.ft.
Special Requirements: Affluent population, convenient parking, main floor with natural light.
Business Type: Corporate & Franchise
Company Contacts: Giovanna Minenna – Founder, CEO
Scott Russell – Director, CFO
Real Estate Representatives:
Fairfield Commercial Real Estate Inc., 325, 1500-14th St. SW, Calgary, Alberta T3C 1C9 (Michael Kehoe – 403/263-4100
Franchise Representatives:
Parent Company:
Brows by G Inc., Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Last DC Report: Developers & Chains #1764

Restaurant on Million Dollar Mile……..

Brent Taylor of Brentcom Realty Corp. is marketing for lease an in-line 3507 square foot unit and a 5618 square foot end cap restaurant space in the west side of Hunt Club Plaza in Ottawa. Hunt Club Plaza is an open, multiple-building centre at the corner of Hunt Club and Merivale roads at the south end of Merivale Rd’s ‘Million Dollar Mile’ in Ottawa’s Nepean area. Mobilia furniture and Ashley Furniture are anchoring the centre with Costco, Rona, the Brick, La-Z-Boy Gallery, Canadian Tire, etc. in the immediate area.  The larger restaurant unit fronts onto Hunt Club Rd., the east-west artery servicing the Kanata and Orleans communities.   Over 58,000 vehicles pass the site daily and more than 100,000 people are within a 5.5-kilometre radius.  The units are available immediately.

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Brentcom Realty Corp., Brent Taylor – 613/726-7323


Turnkey Restaurant Opportunity…….

Reno Augellone and Dino Alevizos at Shindico Realty Inc. are marketing for lease a turnkey restaurant and lounge location at 720 Corydon Ave. in Winnipeg’s trendy Corydon Village neighbourhood.  The 2400 square foot freestanding unit is located between Hugo and Cockburn streets, surrounded by boutique retailers and restaurants.  The site is within walking distance of the affluent Wellington Crescent neghbourhood. The unit includes a patio area with a retractable window façade.  Over 27,000 vehicles pass the site daily and over 106,800 people in more than 50,700 households are within a three kilometre radius. The median age in the area is about 37 years and the average household income is in excess of $78,000 per year.  The daytime population in the area is about 146,400 people. Zoned C2-Commercial, the unit is available immediately.

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Shindico Realty Inc., 200-1355 Taylor Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 3Y9 (Reno Augellone – 204/928-8223 & (Dino Alevizos – 204/928-8209


Fast Growing Industry…….

In 2008, business partners Don DiCostanzo and Terry Sherry launched Pedego Electric Bikes in Newport Beach in California.  The company produces fashionable and fun bikes that are much like a regular bicycle but with a quiet built-in electric motor to provide additional assistance.  The rider can pedal normally and use the motor to help out on hills, etc. or use the motor continually to make riding easier.  Today there are over 90 Pedego stores in 33 states.  Pedego stores are also in South Africa, Europe, Mexico and in Canada.  The Pedego stores in Canada opened in 2014 in Victoria and in Qualicum Beach in British Columbia.  Over the past weeks, the company has added six more Pedego dealer stores in Canada to bring the total stores in Canada to eight. The new stores include a location at 2774 W. 4th Ave. in Vancouver owned by Ann MacLennan and a unit at 15660 Oyama Rd, in Lake Country in B.C’s Okanagan Valley owned by Murray and Sheila Fraser and Daryl and Susan Frick.  The first Alberta unit owned by Cal Whiting opened in the Eau Claire Market at 200 Barclay Parade SW in Calgary.  In Ontario, Glen and Catherine Doe opened in the new Summit Park Centre on Rymal Rd. East in Hamilton, Allen Hussey opened a location at 47 William St. in Bobcaygeon in the Kawartha Lakes region and over the past weekend, Pat and Gillian Maloney opened a dealership at 39 Stanley St. in Bloomfield in Prince Edward County.   Mike Clyde, Owner of Pedego Electric Bikes Canada in Nelson, British Columbia,  is actively seeking operators across the country for the business model that can include sales, rentals and tours, accessories and service. Most of the stores are independently owned with no franchise fees or royalties and can operate in units of 1000 to 2000 square feet.



Pedego Electric Bikes Canada, P.O. Box 656, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 5R4 (888/777-2066




Two Levels in the West Island…………

La Maison Simons, the Quebec City-based medium to better fashion department store, announced last week that it will be opening a two level store in the former Sears location at the CF Fairview Pointe Claire in Montreal’s West Island area.  Simons will occupy the second and third floors at the western end of the property in 2021.  Simons will occupy about 100,000 square feet.  "We value our loyal customers in the West Island, so we are pleased that we will be able to better serve them, alongside new customers, with a Simons location in their community," said Peter Simons, Co-owner and President of Simons in a statement. "As we continue to grow inside and outside of Quebec, we know that physical locations are a vital part of the retail experience and go hand-in-hand with the growing digital economy."   With its new 80,000 square foot store in Galeries de la Capitale in Quebec City, an expansion and relocation of its previous store that opened earlier in 2018, the 178-year old La Maison Simon operates 15 of the large format fashion department stores in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Simons is a family-owned chain features men’s and women’s fashion and accessories along with home fashion and home goods.  Don Rogers at Cushman & Wakefield in Toronto is handling the chain’s real estate selection and notes that the company is currently seeking a new distribution centre in Quebec.



Category:  Department Store/Men’s & women’s fashion, Home Fashion, etc.
Chain Banner:
Company Name: La Maison Simons
Head Office Address: 20 Cote de la Fabrique, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3V9
Tel: 877/666-1840                  Fax:
Principal Use:
Men’s and women’s quality fashion, accessories and home fashion and design items.  The collections include established designer lines, Simons’ in-house label and selected new and ‘up & coming’ labels.
Introduced:  Introduced in 1840 in Quebec City by John Simons.  Today, the fifth generation owns and manages the company.
No. of Locations: 15 operating in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. 
Areas of Operation:
Types of Locations: 
Size Required:
Special Requirements:
Business Type:
Company Contacts:
Peter Simons – President, Co-Owner
Real Estate Representatives: Cushman & Wakefield, 161 Bay St., 40th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2S1 (Don Rogers – 416/359-2525
Franchise Representatives:
Parent Company: La Maison Simons, Quebec City, Quebec
Related Retail Chains:
Last Report: 
Developers & Chains #1764


Largest in the Country…….

In early June, Tandoori Flame, reportedly the largest Indian buffet restaurant in Canada, has just opened up its third location in Delta in British Columbia.  This new restaurant at the Kennedy Heights Shopping Centre at Scott Rd. and Nordel Way is about 11,000 square feet in size with a 450-seat capacity and many added features to go along with its vast buffet choices. The unit features ‘interactive food stations’ where selections are made fresh, many vegetarian dishes and even a wood stone oven for pizzas to be had in-house or for take-out.   The new location has a multi-room layout featuring up to eight private rooms that are available for private events. It also has an enclosed patio and a street-food option convenient for guests on the move. “Our guest experience is the most important aspect of our restaurant. We’ve designed our restaurants with the intention of providing guests quality food choices, quick service and exceptional drink selections,” said Owner Shraey Gulati. The Gulati family-owned Tandoori Flame first came onto the scene in Brampton in Ontario in 2009 and a second 10,000 square foot unit at the Heartland Town Centre in Mississauga followed in 2013.  The sprawling Indian fare buffet is also accompanied by a stylish bar with Indian-inspired cocktails. The chain is seeking investors to be part of its continuously expansion. The units are generally up to 14,000 square feet with seating up to 500 guests.



CATEGORY: Buffet Restaurant
Chain Name: Tandoori Flame
Company Name: Tandoori Flame Restaurants
Mailing Address: 8150 Dixie Rd., Brampton, Ontario, L6T 5N9
Tel:  905/451-1686                           Fax:
Email:       Website:
Menu Specialty:  Fresh, authentic Indian buffet menu with several food stations and up to about 150 items on the menu.  A catering service is available.
Introduced: Introduced in 2009 in Brampton by the Gulati family followed in 2013 by a unit at Heartland Town Centre in Mississauga and in Delta, BC in 2018.
No. of Locations: Two in Ontario, One in BC.
Areas of Operation: National
Types of Location:  Freestanding, Pads, etc.
Business Type (corp., franchise, jv):
  Seeking investors
Size Req’d:
Up to 15,000 sq.ft.
Special Requirements (patio, drive-thru, etc):
Contact Name: 
Shraey Gulati – Owner
Tandoori Flame Restaurants, Brampton, ON
Related Chains:
Last Report:
Developers & Chains #1764


And Toronto in 4th Qtr…….

In late May, we reported that the Vancouver-based fitness and training apparel and accessories company, RYU Apparel Inc. was on target to have eight stores operating by the end of 2018.  The company had reported that construction was underway on its first U.S. stores in Venice and Newport Beach, both in Southern California, and in Brooklyn in New York and the three would be opening in third quarter 2018.  In addition, we learned that the chain was planning another Toronto location, its second in greater Toronto, for 2019.  Then, late last week, RYU announced that its next Toronto location will be opening earlier, in the fourth quarter of 2018. The 2433 square foot location opens in the north expansion area of Sherway Gardens in Toronto’s Etobicoke area.  CEO Marcello Leone noted, "We are thrilled to announce our second location in Toronto, as the local athletic community here has embraced RYU and what we stand for.  We have been encouraged to expand our retail footprint to reach new communities in the GTA and we continue to solidify our presence in Canada's most urban city."  Jeri Brodie at Aurora Realty Consultants is responsible for the site selection in Canada for RYU/Respect Your Universe.  The stores generally operate in 2000 to 2500 square foot units.


Category:  Active Wear, Men’s & Women’s
Chain Banner: RYU
Company Name: RYU Apparel Inc.
Flagship Store Address: 1745 West 4th Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1M2
Tel: 604/235-2880   Fax:
Email:      Website:
Principal Use: Urban athletic apparel and accessories brand engineered for the fitness, performance and lifestyle of athletically minded men and women, tailored for fit, comfort, and durability.

Introduced:  Athletic apparel company opened its first flagship location on West 4th Ave. in Kitsilano in Vancouver in late 2015.
No. of Locations:  Five open in British Columbia, Ontario.  One unit in Toronto and three U.S. locations opening in 2018.
Areas of Operation:  Canada, United States
Types of Locations: High streets, Major malls
Size Required:  2000 to 2500 sq.ft.
Special Requirements: Close to boutique fitness and gyms, personal trainers, complementary retailers such as cafes, fashion, shoes.
Business Type: Public Company, Corporate Stores
Company Contacts:  Marcello Leone – CEO, President, Chairman
Brett Pawson – Senior Vice President, Retail & Operations
Alex Briglio – Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Pedro Villa – CFO
Real Estate Representatives: Aurora Realty Consultants, 171 East Liberty St., Suite 202, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3P6 (Jeri Brodie – 416/972-9414
Franchise Representatives:
Parent Company: Respect Your Universe Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia
Related Retail Chains:
Last DC Report: Developers & Chains #1764

Scheduled Growth in AB……..

Expansion is underway at Petland with new stores opening in Calgary and in Sherwood Park in 2018, and two more stores in 2019 in South East Edmonton and another in Calgary.  Petland Canada Inc. is a Winnipeg-based privately-owned chain of full service pet stores operating from British Columbia to Ontario. The chain consists of both corporate and franchise stores with six units presently operating in British Columbia, 19 operating in Alberta, four in Saskatchewan, three in Manitoba and one in St. Catharines in Ontario.  Petland stores specialize in foods, accessories and equipment for a full range of pets including dogs, cats, fish, reptiles and small animals. The chain also offers a wide range of grooming and pet spa services along with information on pet care and training along with a large on-line component.  Gordon Bertie of GW Bertie Consulting Corp. is responsible for Petland’s real estate from Alberta to Ontario and Greg Soucie at Grass Ridge Realty is responsible for the British Columbia site search. The corporately owned Petland stores operate in 10,000 to 12,000 square foot locations while the franchise stores, generally in the smaller markets, require 5000 to 6000 square feet. High traffic grocery and mid-box anchored centres are targeted. The large format stores require strong site lines, direct exterior access to the store, ample parking including reserved loading stalls at the front door of the premises, 14 to 18 foot under-beam clearance and rear door loading with overhead door access.


Category: Pet Foods, Accessories, Equipment
Chain Banner: Petland
Company Name: Petland Canada Inc.
Head Office Address: 24-1910 Pembina Hwy., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 4S5
Tel: 866/542-3030                 Fax:
Email:  Website:

Principal Use: Pet foods, accessories and equipment for a full range of pets including dogs, cats, fish, reptiles and small animals. Larger stores include pet grooming and spa services, kid’s party room, etc.
Introduced: Introduced in 1975
No. of Locations:  33 in Canada - 6 in British Columbia, 19 in Alberta, 4 in Saskatchewan, 3 in Manitoba, 1 in Ontario
Areas of Operation: Canada
Types of Locations: Premium power centres, Regional centres, Grocery-anchored centres etc.
Size Required: Corporate stores – 10,000 to 12,000 sq. ft. & Franchise stores – 5,000 to 6,000 sq. ft.
Special Requirements: Excellent site lines, direct exterior access, ample parking including reserved loading stalls at the front doors, 14 to 18 foot under-beam clearance and rear door loading with overhead door access.
Business Type: Corporate & Franchise
Company Contacts: Robert Brissette – Owner, Petland Canada
Real Estate Representatives: (Alberta to Ontario) GW Bertie Consulting Corp., 11204 –70 Ave. NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H1 (Gord Bertie – 780/900-2851
(British Columbia) Grass Ridge Realty, 12656 – 56 Ave., Surrey, B.C. V3X 3M7 (Greg Soucie – 604/598-1684;
Franchise Representatives:
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