QuadReal Property Group welcomes Loblaw Companies Limited as the new grocery anchor at The Post, a dynamic office and retail heritage development taking shape at the site of the former Canada Post building in downtown Vancouver.
Located at 349 West Georgia Street in a high-traffic area of Vancouver, The Post includes 1.13 million square feet of state-of-the-art office space in two new towers, surrounded by retail and public spaces.
Loblaw will add its own brand of vitality to The Post with its Loblaws CityMarket store that will provide an extensive assortment of high-quality food, including fresh and locally sourced items, to the thousands of technology workers, businesses and residents in the Crosstown neighbourhood.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome an exceptional grocery and retail leader to The Post,” said Andy Clydesdale, QuadReal’s executive vice president, retail. “With world-class tenants such as Loblaws CityMarket and Amazon, The Post is set to become the most sought-after location in downtown Vancouver for experience-oriented retail and the city’s vibrant business community.”
Set in a pedestrian, bike and transit-friendly location at the convergence of four downtown neighbourhoods, Loblaws CityMarket will provide convenient access to a best-in-class shopping experience for a growing and diverse community. It will offer outstanding service and amenities including a cafe, cooking classes and a variety of fresh meat, produce and bakery items.
“With a focus on fresh, local, quality food we look forward to bringing our love of food and unique chef inspired meal options to The Post and Crosstown community,” said Mark Van Doodewaard, vice president, real estate development, Loblaw Companies Limited.
The Post is one of the most ambitious heritage redevelopments in Canada’s history. It celebrates the location’s Canada Post legacy through sustainable and adaptive reuse while at the same time prioritizing the needs of Vancouver’s emerging knowledge economy.
Loblaws CityMarket will be part of a 185,000 square foot retail podium at The Post — a collection of unique commercial spaces and culinary experiences that will serve as the social hub of Crosstown. In addition, the focus on lifestyle at The Post will include specially curated health and wellness offerings, entertainment and convenience services.
“QuadReal is proud to partner with Loblaw as we celebrate our continued commitment to Vancouver and investment in the city that is home to our global headquarters,” said Clydesdale.