Cavendish Mall

The Cavendish Mall (also known as Quartier Cavendish) is an indoor shopping centre in Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec, Canada. It includes a food court, multiplex movie theater and a medical clinic: the CLSC Rene Cassin. A small highrise office-building is adjoined to the mall's southern half. Redeveloped in 2011, the mall was reduced to almost half its original size.

Cavendish Mall
Location5800 Cavendish Boulevard
Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°28′33″N 73°39′55″W
Opening dateAugust 1973
ManagementMandevco Properties Inc.
No. of stores and services48
No. of anchor tenants2 (IGA, Cineplex cinema)
Total retail floor area250,000 square feet (23,000 m2)
No. of floors1 (excluding highrise building)
ParkingOutdoor
Websitequartiercavendish.com

David Cronenberg's 1977 film Rabid features scenes shot in the mall.

History

The mall experienced declining patronage over the past decade due to an aging population and limited access by car because of the city's failure to extend Cavendish Boulevard. Another serious blow was the closing of its two main anchors: Eaton's and Canadian Tire.[1] Other notable closures included Caplan Duval, The Source, Gap, Consumers Distributing, Music World, Steinberg's, Miracle Mart, Staples and restaurants: Pumpernicks, Cattleman's and Katerina's. With the southern half of the mall vacant it had been considered a dead mall throughout the 2000s. In 2010, a large portion of the mall was demolished to make way for a new residential development.

Timeline

Consolidation and revitalization

In August 2007 the owners announced a partial demolition to reduce the mall and consolidate its tenants. In August 2010 the remaining tenants were relocated to the north end of the mall. Demolition of the south end began October 2010.

In December 2010 demolition of 40% of mall was completed, effectively removing its southern end. The mall was reduced to 250,000 square feet (23,000 m2) of space (for let) with room for 55 stores and space for a small indoor children's play area. Previously the mall was approximately 400,000 square feet (37,161.2 m2). Extensive reconstruction was done in the old Caplan Duval site, where the CLSC Rene Cassin is now located. The former section of the demolished mall underwent construction of roads and sidewalks along with newly built townhouses and semi-detached homes. This included the sale of 39 lots for single-family homes.

See also

References

  1. Lampert, Allison (3 July 2010). "Cavendish mall: Seeking a retail renaissance". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 3 July 2010.
  2. Cohen, Mike (27 November 2011). "Cavendish Mall/Quartier Cavendish". MikeCohen.ca. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  3. Goldenberg, Joel (30 November 2011). "Cavendish Mall becoming Quartier Cavendish". The Suburban. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
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