LAVAL, QC, May 23, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, owner and manager of the Carrefour Laval shopping centre, is pleased to mark the opening of Québec's first Crate and Barrel store. The arrival of the home furnishings retailer is excellent news for all Greater Montréal residents.
"Crate and Barrel's arrival at Carrefour Laval is long-awaited," emphasizes Salvatore Iacono, Senior Vice President, Development and Portfolio Management, Eastern Canada, for Cadillac Fairview. He adds: "In recent months we've received a record number of calls and e-mails from people wanting to know the store's opening date. The wait is over, and the store is nothing short of spectacular! With so much enthusiasm, we are convinced that this great brand will further consolidate Carrefour Laval's position as the Greater Montréal area's premier shopping destination, offering a multitude of famous-name retailers under one roof."
Sascha Bopp, Chief Executive Officer of Crate and Barrel, adds: "We're proud to be opening our first location in Québec. Carrefour Laval is renowned for its broad range of exclusive brand destinations, offering consumers an exceptional shopping experience in state-of-the-art retail surroundings. That made it the perfect choice for Crate and Barrel."
With 25,000 square feet of floor space, the Crate and Barrel store is the latest addition to a recently renovated section of the shopping centre that will also feature two premium casual dining establishments: The Keg Steakhouse & Bar and another restaurant to be announced shortly. The trio of new arrivals completes Carrefour Laval's $54-million revitalization project which began in 2008.
The Fashion Centres
Along with Galeries d'Anjou, Fairview Pointe Claire and Promenades St-Bruno, Carrefour Laval is one of the Greater Montréal region's "Fashion Centres." With 925 stores, the Fashion Centres form a powerful network within the retail industry.
About Cadillac Fairview
The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited is one of North America's largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. For over 50 years, Cadillac Fairview has been leading the way in commercial real estate with innovative design, development and management. Cadillac Fairview focuses on developing and managing high quality office properties and regional shopping centres in Canada and the United States, as well as international investments in real estate companies and investment funds. With a portfolio valued at more than $20 billion and nearly 48 million square feet of leasable space, Cadillac Fairview and its affiliates own and manage 85 properties across North America, including some of Canada's landmark developments, such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, Toronto Eaton Centre, Pacific Centre, Chinook Centre and the Montreal Fashion Centres. Cadillac Fairview is wholly-owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which invests to secure the retirement income of 300,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario. For more information please visit us at www.cadillacfairview.com.
About Crate and Barrel
Working directly with European ateliers and factories, Crate and Barrel was among the first companies to make contemporary designs of tabletop and kitchenwares accessible to the American consumer. Now in its 50th year, Crate and Barrel is a multi-channel family of brands and an internationally-recognized industry leader, known for exclusive housewares and furniture designs, excellent value and superb customer service. The company operates retail stores in most major North American markets, in addition to its successful ecommerce and catalog divisions. Crate and Barrel Canada includes stores in Toronto, Mississauga, Calgary, Edmonton and Laval, in the Greater Montreal area. Crate and Barrel is a privately held company owned by the Otto Group of Hamburg, Germany. For more information, visit www.crateandbarrel.ca.
For further information:
The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited
Tel. : 514 891-1810