Sitings News 2012 Winter

January 1, 2012

As we roll into 2012, Sitings is pleased to bring you up-to-date news on both our Tenants and Property Listings.

Sitings Realty will be at the Whistler ICSC from January 23-24th, 2012. Visit us in booth #606 & #606 in the McDonald Ballroom.

North Road & Cameron Street Mixed-Use Development Seeking Retail Tenants

Sitings is pleased to announce AdNorth Cameron Renderingsera’s mixed-use project at the corner of North Road and Cameron Street in Burnaby, BC, scheduled to open in 2013.

Spaces are available from 840 to 37,000 square feet.  This is a great opportunity for retailers to secure long term positions in the marketplace with exposure to both North Road and Cameron Street.  The project is shadow anchored by Lougheed Town Centre (Wal-mart, London Drugs, Safeway, H&M) and Northgate Village (Pricesmart Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart, GoodLife Fitness).

The mixed-use development will consist of two levels of retail space and three residential buildings containing over 350 units.

The site is in close proximity to the Lougheed SkyTrain Station on the Millennium Line and will be adjacent to the new Evergreen Line.  North Road has high traffic volumes over 37,000 vehicles per day.

For more information please contact Jodi Shapray Knight (, 604.628.2576).

‘The Plaza’ at New Westminster Station: Safeway and Shoppers Drug Mart Now Open

Plaza OpeningSafeway and Shoppers Drug Mart are now open at ‘The Plaza’ at New Westminster Station: a 200,000sf shopping centre built around the New Westminster SkyTrain Station.

The third anchor, Landmark Cinemas, will have 10 screens over 40,000sf of space and is scheduled to open May 1, 2012.

Anchors are already driving traffic to The Plaza.  Other tenants Westland Insurance, CIBC, RBC, and A&W are now open for business.

This urban transit village consists of three residential towers totaling 750 units, the New Westminster SkyTrain Station, and 200,000sf of retail space.  The project is on top of and surrounding the New Westminster bus loop, connecting shoppers to two forms of public transit.

In addition to the residents on site, over 250,000 people per day pass through this SkyTrain Station.

Retail space is available in the 600 to 5,000sf range, and professional office space is available in the 600 to 1,100sf range.  There is an excellent 5,000sf restaurant opportunity available beside the new theatre.  Other uses of interest include optical, a hair salon, a barber, giftware, medical, and a dry cleaner.

Other confirmed tenants include: RBC, CIBC, Starbucks, Bell Mobility, Fido, Nestle Toll House, Rasoee, Ardene, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Fresh Slice, Mobilicity, Samosa Express, Lamina Spa, Flight Centre, Megabite Pizza, Sedation Dental, Subway, Togo Sushi, Westland Insurance, Wind, Wynn’s Flowers, Tim Hortons, TAG Liquor Store, Extreme Pita, International News, A&W.

View brochure and site plans.

For more information please contact Dan Clark (, 604.628.2577)

West 4th Ave & Fir Street Mixed-Use Development For Lease

Rendering & Photo - No Frills Logo West 4th Ave and Fir Street is a mixed-use development located in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood.  Located next door is a future No Frills, which is set to open in 2012.

The site is central to three of Vancouver’s top high-traffic retail destinations: South Granville Street, West Broadway, and West 4th Avenue.

Area tenants include board shops Westbeach, Billibong, Pacific Boarder, and Comor, as well as several high-end auto dealerships like Porsche, BMW, Ferrari-Maserati, Lexus, and Aston Martin.

Retail space is available in the 8,000 to 20,000sf range.

View brochure.

For more information please contact Dan Clark (, 604.628.2577).

Wesbrook Village: BC Liquor Store and High School Opening September 2012

Wesbrook Village is located at theWesbrook East entrance to UBC at the intersection of 16th Ave & Wesbrook Mall, which sees over 20,000 vehicles, 24,000 transit passengers, and 1,400 pedestrians passing through daily.

At completion, approximately 25 retailers in over 70,000sf of retail space will make Wesbrook Village the new town centre for UBC, and one of the most attractive neighbourhood shopping centres on Vancouver’s Westside.

Construction will complete this summer on a 3 storey mixed-use building at Wesbrook Village that is home to a new 4,800sf BC Liquor Store and Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle House.  This fall also sees the completion of a new 800-student high school adjacent to the commercial village.  Select service and specialty retail use opportunities remain at Wesbrook Village.

Tenants currently open for business include: Save-On-Foods, Blenz, Togo Sushi, Running Room, Westland Insurance, Jugo Juice, a dental office, and optical.

View brochure and site plans.

For more information please contact Dan Clark (, 604.628.2577) or Nick Fisher (, 604.628.2581).

60 West Cordova St: Retail & Restaurant Space Available

Restaurant and retail space is available for60 West Cordova lease in downtown Vancouver’s Gastown district.

A unique neighbourhood with historic charm, Gastown is a hotspot for unique shops, restaurants, and nightclubs.

This mixed-use development located at 60 West Cordova Street encompasses four ground floor commercial CRU’s and 108 residential units.  Retail and restaurant space is available in the 1,218 – 2,981sf range. Possible mezzanine opportunities.

View brochure.

For more information please contact Shannon Richardson (, 604.628.2582)


Mucho Burrito Opens on Broadway and in Langley Mucho Burrito

This September Mucho Burrito opened a 2,160sf unit on Broadway and Ash Street, and in December opened a 1,980sf end cap unit on 200th Ave and 64th Street in Langley.  Mucho Burrito has also completed leases with Shape Properties for High Street in West Abbotsford, and SmartCentres for Central at Garden City in Richmond.

Mucho Burrito continues to source high profile corner and end cap locations in high traffic areas of downtown Vancouver and large retail nodes throughout British Columbia in the 1,500 to 2,000sf range.

For more information please contact Nick Fisher (, 604.628.2581).


Extreme Pita

Extreme Pita now has over 250 locations nationwide.  Each restaurant offers quality food Extreme Pitathat is fast, fresh, healthy, and increasingly sought after by consumers.

This month, Extreme Pita will open locations in New Westminster and in Vernon, and is actively seeking sites throughout BC.  Both Food Court and Exterior locations will be considered.  Exterior locations are 1,000 – 1,200sf.

For more information please contact Nick Fisher (, 604.628.2581).


David’s Bridal

Davids BridalDavid’s Bridal has enjoyed a successful opening in Winnipeg.  We look forward to the South Edmonton Common location, opening early spring of 2012.

David’s Bridal openings are expected in London and Hamilton Ontario in the near future.  The discount bridal retailer plans to open one store in each of the Calgary and Vancouver markets, and is actively seeking sites in the 7,000 to 10,000sf range.

For more information please contact Dan Clark (, 604.628.2577) or Stephen Knight (, 604-628-2575).


Spirit Halloween

Spirit of HalloweenSpirit Halloween had a successful 2011 season having opened xxx temporary sites across Western Canada.  In late spring, Sitings will be looking for space across Western Canada for the 2012 season from 6,000 to 12,000sf.

Spirit Halloween Superstores have successfully been in the business of temporary retail outlets for over 25 years.  They have an outstanding reputation for leaving locations in better condition than they were found, and have excellent credit and agent references.

Spirit Halloween attracts large numbers of shoppers.  Most landlords find that interest from potential long-term tenants increases when Spirit Halloween assumes a temporary lease.  This is because retail space shows much better when there is a successful, thriving retail business in operation.

Spirit Halloween provides a superior in-store experience over their competitors, which helps to build customer loyalty and proliferate positive word-of-mouth advertising.

Stores carry a complete range of merchandise for all ages as well as a broad assortment of decor and party goods.

Typical possession dates are from September  1 through November 5; however in select markets, Spirit Halloween will sign longer term deals.

For more information please contact Nick Fisher (, 604.628.2581).


Yogurtys/Jamba Juice

YogurtysCreated by the Founders of Yogen Fruz, Yogurtys is a self-serve frozen yogurt concept serving over 75 flavours of low and non-fat, gluten-free probiotic frozen yogurt, and non-dairy sorbets with a multitude of toppings.  With over 25 years of experience in the business, Yogurtys will open all stores corporately.  Yogurtys has also acquired the Canadian rights to Jamba Juice (

Locations range from 1,000sf for a stand-alone Yogurtys to approximately 2,000sf for a combo store.  Ideal locations for Yogurtys include 1,500 square foot end cap units in suburban plazas, and high traffic corners in urban markets.  Higher income areas near schools, colleges and universities are targeted and the company is prepared to buy or lease space. 

For more information please contact Nick Fisher (, 604.628.2581).



StrippedStripped is Vancouver’s premier boutique wax bar catering to ladies and gents.

Having enjoyed success at their Yaletown location on Hamilton Street, Stripped is planning its second location and has retained Sitings Realty to handle site selection.

The next location will be on South Granville Street or West 4th Avenue in Kitsilano.  The ideal size is 1,000sf.

For more information please contact Shannon Richardson (, 604.628.2582).


American Cheesesteak Co

Cheese + Steak = Love.American Cheesesteak

The American Cheesesteak Co. is the first Vancouver restaurant dedicated to the cheesesteak.  This contemporary quick-service restaurant serves authentic cheesesteaks crafted using the finest ingredients: prime rib, savory cheeses and freshly baked bread.

The premier location on Davie St & Howe St in downtown Vancouver has become so popular that Sitings Realty has been retained to source new sites for its second location.

Ideal sites are in the Lower Mainland in the 1,600 – 2,200 SF range.

For more information please contact Dan Clark (, 604.628.2577) or Nick Fisher (, 604.628.2581).



Dollar Tree, a Fortune 500 Company, is the most successful single price point discount variety store in North America.  As of October 30, 2011 Dollar Tree was operating 4,335 stores in 48 states and 5 Canadian Provinces.  Full year sales were estimated to be in the range of $6.57 billion to $6.62 billion range.

Dollar Tree purchased the 89-store Dollar Giant chain in 2010.  Dollar Tree is currently opening Dollar Tree stores in Canada and plans to renovate and convert all Dollar Giant stores to Dollar Tree’s by the end of 2012.

Openings of new stores are scheduled throughout 2012.  In the western provinces look for new openings in the Lower Mainland, BC interior, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, and Winnipeg, as well as many peripheral markets.

Dollar Tree Store Requirements”

  • All stores incorporate the same philosophy: Bright Stores, Big Signs and a Clean Environment.
  • Stores range in size from 8,000 to approximately 12,000sf with minimum 70 feet of frontage
  • Regional or neighborhood centres anchored by big box discounters or dominant grocery stores
  • Freestanding locations in a strong retail corridor, with easy ingress/egress and ample parking
  • Small strip centers that are highly visible and have strong traffic counts
  • Populations of at least 20,000 in five miles and Average Household Income levels of $25,000 – $60,000
  • Back door freight delivery, accessible by tractor trailers

For more information please contact Dan Clark (, 604.628.2577).


AARON’S Lease-To-Own Seeking Western SitesAaron's

Aaron’s is the US leader in lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories.  Founded in 1955, Aaron’s has been publicly traded since 1982.

Offering affordability plans to the mid-range income consumer, Aaron’s enables customers with poor or no credit to afford home furnishings and electronics on monthly payment plans.

There are over 1,800 company-operated and franchised stores across 48 states and six Canadian provinces, including stores in B.C. (4), Alberta (7), Saskatchewan (4), Ontario (21), New Brunswick (1) and Nova Scotia (2).

ACI Holdings Inc. DBA Aaron’s is seeking 5,000 to 7,500sf sites in small, medium, and large markets in Western Canada.  Stores tend to be found in strip centres and stand-alone buildings near major shopping areas.

For more information please contact Dan Clark (, 604.628.2577).