Choice Properties Adding TJX Store To Bathurst Mall

Choice Properties' shopping centre at 700 St. Peter Avenue, Bathurst. Image: Choice Properties website

BATHURST – Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust is preparing to add a TJX banner store to 700 St. Peter Avenue.

“Currently, we are in the process of preparing for the addition of an approximately 20,000-square-foot TJX Banner store. As work has yet to start, the timing of a store opening has yet to be finalized,” the company’s public relations team said in an email to Huddle.

Stores that fall under the TJX banner in Canada include Winners, Marshalls and Home Sense. Choice Properties couldn’t specify which of these brands will be added to the Bathurst mall.

“TJX Canada has committed to the space. However, Choice Properties REIT is unable to comment on the specific store banner,” the developer said.

“Also coming soon, once legislation has passed, is one of the first [NB Liquor]-administered Cannabis NB stores.  We are excited with the prospect of our renovations and to continue to be an integral part of the surrounding neighborhoods.”

Choice Properties hopes its investment in the site will rejuvenate the space.

“Choice Properties has been in the process of revitalizing its shopping centre on St. Peter Ave. in Bathurst, New Brunswick,” the company said in an email to Huddle. “The vision is a more customer-friendly and open shopping environment with outdoor accessibility and higher retail visibility.”

Site plan of 700 St. Peter St. in Bathurst. Image: Submitted

The shopping centre will continue to have Atlantic Superstore as its anchor tenant. Last year, Giant Tiger opened a store spanning more than 23,000 square feet at the site. Of the nearly 167,000 square feet gross leasable area, the mall still has nearly 38,000 square feet available for lease.

Choice Properties is a national property owner, manager and developer of 546 sites that are mainly supermarket-anchored shopping centres and stand-alone supermarkets.