Have You Heard…….

Calgary-based craft beer company Eighty-Eight Brewing Company will be opening its flagship retail store and two-floor tap room at 1070-2600 Portland St. SE in Calgary’s Ramsay neighbourhood on August 22nd. The company takes its name from 1988, the year Calgary hosted the Winter Olympics.  The company has been collecting ’88 memorabilia and stories that will be on display.  (Eighty-Eight Brewing Co. – www.eightyeightbrewing.ca).........

Ottawa-based Stubbe Chocolates Since 1845 is relocating in October into a 1500 square foot location at 1224 Wellington St. at Hinton Ave. in Ottawa’s Westboro area. One of the oldest family-owned businesses in the Ottawa Valley, Stubbe Chocolates creates a wide selection of chocolates and pastries. Brent Taylor at Brentcom Realty handled the transaction on behalf of Chef Heinrich Stubbe and David Cantor at Cantor Realty Corp. operated on behalf of the landlord.  (Brentcom Realty – 613/726-7323) & (Cantor Realty – 613/762-8911)…….

Jackie Cooper has joined Bentall Kennedy’s retail leasing team at the Vancouver offices in the role of Leasing Manager.  She comes to Bentall Kennedy from the Lower Mainland retail brokerage community and will initially focus her efforts on Bentall Kennedy’s grocery anchored, open centre portfolio in greater Vancouver.  Many in the greater Vancouver retail community may recognize her as Jackie Whitaker, having very recently electing to change her last name to Cooper. (Jackie Cooper – 604/661-5066 jcooper@bentallkennedy.com).........

A 4001 square foot Chuck’s Roadhouse Bar & Grill has opened in early August in the former Shoeless Joe’s location at the Whitetail Centre at Kingston Rd. East and Salem Rd. in Ajax, east of Toronto.  Ali Asgary and Adam Watson at Cushman & Wakefield ULC at the Markham, Ontario office handled the transaction on behalf if the landlord. (Cushman & Wakefield ULC – 416/494-9500)…..

Café Regine is an upscale breakfast and brunch restaurant that has operated on Beaubien St. East in Montreal’s Rosemont area since 2012.  The owners, Pierre-Luc Chevalier, Charles Deschamps and Maxim Lepage are now in the planning stages of a second breakfast/brunch restaurant, according to reports in Eater Montreal. To be named Janine Café, the new concept will be located at 3900 Wellington St. at Evelyn St. in Verdun in Montreal’s southwest neighbourhood.  Located in the Promenade Wellington area, the 3400 square foot street front location with seating for about 85 is expected to open by late October. (Café Regine – 514/903-0676 www.reginecafe.ca).......

In September, CT Canada Mattress will be relocating from its location at Galleria Mall at Dupont and Dufferin streets in Toronto to a new 1614 square foot location at the Jane Finch Mall in North York.  CT Canada Mattress features a wide selection of branded mattresses along with bedding, beds, headboards, etc.  Magen McGowen at S&H Realty Corp. handled the transaction on behalf of the landlord. (S&H Realty Corp. – 905/625-6106)………

Little Caesars Pizza will start construction shortly on a 1595 square foot quick service pizza location at 53 Main St/Hwy 9A at Manchester Ave. in Selkirk in Manitoba. The unit is adjacent to a 7Eleven convenience store. Selkirk is about 14 miles northeast of Winnipeg and currently there are about 15 Little Caesars Pizza locations in the Winnipeg area.  Michael Stronger and Dino Alevizos at Shindico Realty Inc. handled the transaction on behalf of the landlord. (Shindico Realty Inc. – 204/474-2000)…….

Chico Boutique d’Animaux will be opening a 2275 square foot unit in the Marche Prevost on Blvd Cure Labelle in Prevost, just north of Montreal, later in August.  It will be the chain’s 26th location in Quebec.  Frederique Gareau at Groupe Gareau is handling the site selection for the chain of pet stores and Julie Godbout at Brookline Development handled the transaction on behalf of the landlord. (Brookline Development – 514/354-5920)………

Walmart Canada has announced the launch of Walmart Grocery Pickup in Manitoba. Starting this week, the free service will be available at several locations in the province, allowing consumers to shop for their groceries online and pick up at their local Walmart store. Walmart Grocery Pickup will be available in Manitoba at the Brandon Walmart Supercentre at 903-18th St. North in Brandon and in Winnipeg at Grant Park Walmart Supercentre  at 1000 Taylor Ave., Regent West Walmart Supercentre at 1576 Regent Ave. West, Winnipeg North Walmart Supercentre at 2370 McPhillips St., at Winnipeg South Walmart Supercentre at 1665 Kenaston Blvd. and in the coming weeks at St. Vital Walmart Supercentre at 1225 St. Mary's Rd.  Walmart's Grocery Pickup is currently available at select stores in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia and now Manitoba. (Walmart Canada – 905/821-2111 www.walmartcanada.ca)........

Minto Capital Management Inc. has formed a new partnership with LaSalle Investment Management in the ownership of Minto Place, its downtown Ottawa office complex. The transaction includes three office towers comprising 945,030 square feet of leasable retail and office space and 1,055 parking stalls. "This partnership represents another step forward in delivering on our business plan and fueling our growth" said Rob Pike, President of Minto Properties. "We are pleased to add LaSalle as a partner in our Minto Place Complex in downtown Ottawa".  Minto Capital, Investors Group and LaSalle will each hold a one third interest in Minto Place. Minto will continue to oversee property management and leasing for the complex. (Minto Capital Management Inc. – 613/782-3147)……..