We’ve seen the “Opening soon!” and “Now Hiring” signs posted outside Viridian Green at West 4th and Collingwood for more than a year now. But having peeked through the brown-papered windows recently, it looks like “soon” finally does mean soon.
At the Pharmasave-to-be, 3533 West 4th, there are permanent red-and-white signs up on the outside of the brick building. Inside, we can see plenty of Revlon boxes and assembled cosmetics shelves. Even the aisles are already labeled. Next door at the Starbucks, things are moving equally quickly with art on the walls and display cases in place.
Once complete, the Viridian Green development will include a Marketplace IGA, Starbucks, Pharmasave, and 22 town homes. Permanent signs are not yet up for the IGA â€” which is still sporting the long-familiar opening-soon banners.
We suspect the seven unsold town homes (according to their website) are a big reason for the development’s sluggish progress.
Last modified: March 10, 2009