Coast Mountain Sports making a move

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It turns out Coast Mountain Sports is migrating North to join the new Sport Chek in the old Canadian Tire location on Chestnut Street. Great call by the Forzani group – while Coast Mountain got plenty of walk-in traffic on West 4th, the busy street location didn’t lend itself to big-ticket purchases outdoor purchases like kayaks and tents.

The big question that remains is who will move into the space at 2201 West 4th Avenue? It’s a big retail footprint, so I can’t imagine an independant store taking it on. Rumours of another mall-style retailer are swirling now that West 4th is home to Reitmans, Foot Locker, and Le Chateau. Any guesses? First one to nail it in the comments below gets a $20 gift card to the new store.

Last modified: August 22, 2008

13 Responses to " Coast Mountain Sports making a move "

  1. Steve J. says:

    The Gap.

  2. Erik V. says:

    I’ll go with a bit of an outsider guess: Zara. I think they are aggressive enough, and if we’re going to have to welcome another mall store, it might as well be one that fits somewhat.

  3. MoMo says:

    Target.

    I can dream, can’t I???

  4. kitsgirl says:

    hhhmmmm, what about quicksilver??? we dont have nearly enough surf clothing shops!! 🙂

  5. pebbles says:

    HMV
    Futureshop
    Old Navy
    Banana Republic

    ???????? 🙂

  6. Kev says:

    Heard a rumor that Lululemon was going to move their Kitsilano flagship store one block east to the CMS location. That would make sense.

  7. Paul says:

    I agree Lululemon would be the most obvious. I always thought their store on 4th was a little inconspicuous.

    Couldn’t see Old Navy going in there, really? Too big for Gap, but what about American Eagle. Any money on another restaurant?

  8. Kevin says:

    The old Canadian Tire site is becoming a larger, stand-alone Coast Mountain Sports – no Sport Chek.

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  10. Tiffany says:

    The renovations at the new Coast Mountain Sports are incredible!

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