Michaels is really coming to the Highland Square Mall in New Glasgow.
In a release today Crombie Real Estate Investment Trust announced that Michaels is set to open in early 2015.
The big box store will occupy close to 20,000 square feet at the mall’s east end. This includes a mix of both existing and new retail space. An expansion of the building will soon begin to accommodate Michaels, North America’s largest arts and crafts specialty retailer.
“This Michaels deal has been in the works for quite some time” said Scott MacLean, Regional Vice President at Crombie REIT. “The addition of this large, unique, and well respected retailer represents a positive development for the mall and for our community.”
The store will create a total of up to 30 new full and part time positions.
Eclipse will be relocating and building a new store in the shopping centre. Renovations at Marks Work Wearhouse are currently underway and Charm Diamond Centre is scheduled for a complete store renovation later this year. Behind the scenes, Crombie REIT’s leasing department is working with several other prospective tenants who continue to show interest in Highland Square Mall and the New Glasgow area.
Some stores moved or closed in the section that is going to hold Michaels causing speculation that Michaels could be coming.