Whitehorse to get 54,000 square feet of retail space
There's a new shopping mall of sorts coming to Whitehorse.
Northern Vision Development is getting ready to open its multi-unit development in the old Canadian Tire building on Fourth Avenue.
The 54,000 square foot development is one of Northern Vision's largest to date.
CEO Rich Thompson says the Northern Vision Place is designed like an urban mall.
"A nice atrium in the building, a handsome entry way, open space," Thompson says.
A non-profit group already occupies one unit.
Several other businesses are moving in this spring, including Robyn’s Grill and Klondike Medical, which will include a Medicine Chest Pharmacy.
A business called Alpine Health will occupy two different spaces, and there will be a women’s lingerie store.
Thompson says since there's no shortage of office space, they're hoping for stores.
"We want retail, that's what we're trying to do with that space."
He says there may not be enough local retailers to fill the space, so Northern Vision is looking to national businesses to fill in the gaps.
The company hopes to have all units leased out by the end of the year.
Northern Vision Developments recently won a Frozen Globe award for Best Marketed Company.