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