An open-air outlet mall is slated to open in Richmond in spring 2015. Construction has started on McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport, which will sit on a 30-acre parcel of YVR land close to the Templeton Canada Line station.
The partnership between the Vancouver Airport Authority and McArthurGlen Group will include 35,000-square metres of retail space occupied by brands such as Armani, Burberry, Ermenegildo Zegna, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Prada, Ralph Lauren, and Salvatore Ferregamo.
“McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport will offer a highly distinctive, luxury-oriented retail destination in Vancouver,” Joan Jove, development director for McArthurGlen Group in North America, stated in a news release today (January 27). “We are already seeing strong interest from leading European and North American fashion brands.”
According to Tony Gugliotta, senior vice-president of marketing and business development for the Vancouver Airport Authority, the new outlet mall will create about 1,000 jobs.
“It will also offer the airport an alternative revenue source that will allow us to continue building YVR as a premier global gateway which, in turn, will create even more jobs,” he stated.
The mall will include two open-air piazzas, tree-lined streets, and restaurants.