The Trinity Development Group has a map of planned development of the Corbett Centre. According to the map it appears that the electronics big box store Best Buy is planning to set up in Fredericton. Other stores that appear to be slated for the Corbett Centre include home fashion store Bouclair and a new Tim Hortons. The long rumoured Tim Hortons store would fill in the gap (according to some Tim’s addicts) created by the closing of the Regent Mall location last year.
The Trinity site claims that these new stores will open in the spring of 2010 while Costco’s planned warehouse store is marked as a highly unlikely Fall 2009. Perhaps these are construction start dates as opposed to store opening dates.
New Competition in Town?
A new Best Buy store would likely be the second store in Atlantic Canada after a recently opened store in Dartmouth, NS. A new Best Buy which sells laptops, big screen televisions, digital cameras and other electronics and opening would not only bring some needed competition to the current electronics giant in town Future Shop but it would also be a win for Fredericton in the ongoing battle with Moncton and Saint John to attract retailers to their cities. Is Fredericton gaining an upper hand in attracting retailers to its city?
Are there any other retailers that you’d like to see open up in Fredericton?