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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Celebrity Chef Mark McEwan is planning to open his third McEwan grocery store at the intersection of Yonge and Bloor in Toronto, according to a Retail Insider report.

The area is undergoing a major transformation with the construction of tall condos containing thousands of new residential units. The Bloor-Yorkville area is already home to a number of grocery retailers, including Pusateri’s Fine Foods, Longo’s, Whole Foods, Loblaw-franchised Bloor Street Market, as well as a number of smaller 24-hour Rabba Fine Foods locations.

Scheduled to open in early 2019 is ‘grocerant’ concept Eataly. The location will feature a three-level, 50,000-square-foot store at Manulife Centre, a block west of the Yonge and Bloor Intersection.

The new McEwan store is expected to open towards the end of 2018 in the commercial podium of One Bloor East. The retailer opened its flagship grocery store at CF Shops at Don Mills in Toronto in 2009, followed by a 5,500-square-foot grab-and-go focused location at Toronto’s TD Centre in the financial district.

The new McEwan store, which is close to the busy Yonge-Bloor subway station, will span two levels with the lower level housing a 17,228-square-foot grocery retail space. As with McEwan’s other two locations, the new store is expected to offer an array of gourmet food, services and catering. 

Construction on the new McEwan grocery store is scheduled to begin in March of 2018 and completed by the end of the year.

Photo: One Gulf

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