When the new wing of Guildford Town Centre opens this summer, new stores will include LEGO, H&M and Forever 21.
Up to 75 tenants will move into a new 200,000-square-foot section of the mall in time for its Aug. 28 grand-opening date.
The "phase two" redevelopment of the south end of the shopping centre began in June 2010, in the former parking lot near Walmart.
When all reconstruction work is done by the fall of 2014, the mall will be 1.2 million square feet in size, said Petra Barker, public relations manager with Guildford Town Centre.
"The opening at the end of August is the biggest thing that will happen during this whole redevelopment, with the most new stores," Barker told the Now. "A lot of those new stores will be announced over the next month or so."
Last week, LEGO Group announced plans to open at Guildford this summer. The store will be approximately 2,400 square feet in size, Barker said.
"When news started to leak (about a new LEGO store opening), people were really excited about it, in conversation," Barker said. "Having a LEGO store on this side of the bridge is fantastic, because I'm amazed by how many LEGO fans are in the community."
The new H&M and Forever 21 fashion stores will anchor the new wing, along with a large new food court for 1,000 people. The site of the current food court, which seats 400, will be converted to retail shops.
"H&M and Forever 21 are two of the most popular stores people want, when we ask them," Barker said.
At Central City Shopping Centre, new tenants include Neptune, a high-end Asian seafood restaurant, and Dollarama, which opens May 25. This fall, a two-level Target store will also open at the mall, which is home to 140 tenants in 640,000 square feet of retail space.
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