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Calgary's East Village to get a Loblaws grocery store

East Village residents are going to get a local grocery store, but they will have to wait a couple of years before it opens.

Food market is main tenant of a planned new residential-commercial development

Drawing of the East Village retail space that will house a Loblaws grocery store. (Gibbs Gage and Hossain Amanat Architects)

East Village residents are going to get a local grocery store, but they will have to wait a couple of years before it opens.

Two East Village developers are teaming up to build a new residential project that will include a major food store.

Grocery chain Loblaws, which also owns Real Canadian Superstore, has been confirmed as the first commercial tenant of a new residential-commercial development.

The grocery store will be part of a planned development at Sixth Avenue and Third Street S.E. that will also eventually include two condo towers and other retailers. 

The project is a joint venture by RioCan Investment Trust and Embassy BOSA.

The companies are investing $300 million in the complex, which also includes 500 condominium units divided between two residential towers.

The companies say they expect to receive a development permit in spring of 2015 and hope to begin construction next summer.

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