EDMONTON, July 24, 2012 /CNW/ - Shoppers Drug Mart will commence the
demolition of the former Cromdale Hotel in Edmonton this week in
preparation for plans to construct a new store on the property. It is
expected that the demolition will take just over a month and that
construction of the new store will begin in September 2012.
"Through the revitalization of communities and support of urban
development projects, we continue to ensure we remain one of the top
urban economies in the country," said Mayor Stephen Mandel. "To that
end, we are pleased that Shoppers Drug Mart has chosen to invest in its
real estate network in the City of Edmonton."
The new 10,500 square foot store will be a relocation of the current
Shoppers Drug Mart store located just down the street at 9452 118th Avenue, and is expected to open in spring 2013.
"The construction of this new Shoppers Drug Mart location is a great
investment into the health care services and retail offering for our
Ward," says Tony Caterina, City of Edmonton, Ward 7 Councillor. "This
is another great step in our plans to rejuvenate 118th Avenue and to provide better amenities and services for our residents."
"On behalf of Shoppers Drug Mart, I want to thank Mayor, Stephen Mandel
and City Councillor, Tony Caterina, as well as City Administration for
their support," said Loreen Paananen, Executive Vice-President, Network
Development, Shoppers Drug Mart. "Throughout the entire approval
process, we were very appreciative of the assistance and guidance that
these individuals provided us and without their support we would not
have seen this project come to fruition."
As an integral part of the community, the Shoppers Drug Mart store and
staff look forward to continuing to servicing the health and wellness
needs of residents, as well as providing its core offering of pharmacy,
beauty and convenience all at an enhanced experience. The new store
will feature a cosmetics department, where customers will find new and
exciting cosmetic brands, a convenience food & beverage section
including a larger assortment of everyday food items including milk,
eggs and bread, along with the popular Simply Food line. In addition,
the store will also feature a pharmacy area with innovative tools and
services to help customers and patients manage their health.
"We are very excited for this planned relocation and are looking forward
to better serving our patients and customers in this new location,"
says Todd Small, Vice President, Operations, Western Canada, Shoppers
About Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation
Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation is one of the most recognized and trusted
names in Canadian retailing. The Company is the licensor of
full-service retail drug stores operating under the name Shoppers Drug
Mart (Pharmaprix in Québec). With more than 1, 215 Shoppers Drug Mart
and Pharmaprix stores operating in prime locations in each province and
two territories, the Company is one of the most convenient retailers in
Canada. The Company also licenses or owns more than 56 medical clinic
pharmacies operating under the name Shoppers Simply Pharmacy
(Pharmaprix Simplement Santé in Québec) and six luxury beauty
destinations operating as Murale. As well, the Company also owns and
operates 63 Shoppers Home Health Care stores, making it the largest
Canadian retailer of home health care products and services. In
addition to its retail store network, the Company owns Shoppers Drug
Mart Specialty Health Network Inc., a provider of specialty drug
distribution, pharmacy and comprehensive patient support services, and
MediSystem Technologies Inc., a provider of pharmaceutical products and
services to long-term care facilities.
For more information, visit www.shoppersdrugmart.ca.
SOURCE: Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation
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