July 18, 2016 2:25 pm
Updated: July 18, 2016 5:13 pm

Shoppers Mall in Brandon to get a $30 million facelift, new stores

What The Shoppers Mall looks like now compared to an artist rendering after the construction.

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At least half a dozen new stores and restaurants are about to set up shop at The Shoppers Mall in Brandon.

The new additions are just one major change to the 367,000-square-foot building. Morguard Real Estate announced Monday it plans to redevelop the main entrance as well as other common areas.

A release said the changes are part of a “remerchandising strategy” by the building’s owner.

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“This transformation signals a new era at Shoppers Mall,” said John Levac, Vice President, Asset Management at Morguard REIT in a news release.

“The investment is designed to cater to the demands of the community and attract new shoppers seeking exceptional choice and diverse retailers.”

All of the construction is estimated to be finished by the middle of 2017 and cost around $30 million.

A Sobeys Extra will take over the 62,000-square-foot location left vacant when Target closed down. It is anticipated the store will be open this winter.

GoodLife Fitness plans to convert the former Safeway store space into a co-ed gym. It is expected to open in early 2017.

A new building for Swiss Chalet and Harvey’s will also take shape on the property. It will be Brandon’s first location for the restaurants.

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Several new restaurants are also planned for just outside the mall in hopes of increasing density on the property.

East Side Mario’s will open its first Manitoba location in the mall’s parking lot. It will share the space with Fionn MacCool’s.

East Side Mario’s will open its first Manitoba location in the mall’s parking lot. It will share the space with Fionn MacCool’s.

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A new building for Swiss Chalet and Harvey’s will also take shape on the property. It will be Brandon’s first location for the restaurants.

Thai Express will open a location inside the mall’s food court.

The mall’s owners anticipates more retailers will be announced later this year because of the redevelopment.

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