Fleur de Lys centre commercial

Fleur de Lys centre commercial (formerly and still commonly called Place Fleur de Lys) is a shopping mall located in the Vanier borough of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, managed by Trudel Immeubles since July 2018, and was last renovated in 2004.[2] It is located across from L'Institut de réadaptation en déficience physique de Québec and close to the Videotron Centre.

Fleur de Lys centre commercial
Coordinates46°49′21″N 71°15′07″W
Address552, boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel
Quebec City, Quebec
G1M 3E5
Opening dateMarch 21, 1963 [1]
ManagementTrudel Immeubles
No. of stores and services150[2]
No. of anchor tenants2
Total retail floor area857,571 square feet (79,671.0 m2)[2]
No. of floors1
Parking4410
Websitewww.fdlcentrecommercial.com (in French)

With its 150 stores, Fleur de Lys centre commercial is located in an urban area near various development projects.[3] It is anchored by Walmart and Maxi.[2]

History

Place Fleur de Lys opened in March 21, 1963 with anchors Simpsons-Sears (Sears), Steinberg and Zellers.[1] Place Fleurs de Lys is notable for having the first ever Sears department store in the province of Quebec.[4][5][6]

On October 17, 1968, S.S. Kresge Co Ltée opened a Kmart store. As with Sears five years earlier, the Kmart at Place Fleurs de Lys was the first in the province.[7]

On March 1980, Place Fleur de Lys expanded from 650 000 square feet to 850 000 to reach 170 stores including a new Pascal hardware store.[8] After Pascal closed, its former space of 75 000 square feet was converted into another mall expansion of 145 000 square feet anchored by a single level The Bay store which opened on October 7, 1992.[9]

Steinberg went bankrupt in 1992 and its store at Fleur de Lys was not converted into another supermarket.[10][9] It was instead replaced on May 5, 1993 by Club Biz, an office supply retailer founded by former executives of the Steinberg supermarket chain, which operated until 1996.[11][12] Club Biz at Place Fleur de Lys was the chain's only store located outside the Montreal area.[12]

Kmart closed on May 31, 1995 and the Zellers in the mall relocated in its space.[13] Zellers at Fleur de Lys was the last remaining store of the chain in Quebec City by the time it closed on March 14, 2013.[14] Target had acquired the lease of Zellers and opened a store at Fleur de Lys on October 18, 2013 as part of the retailer's second wave of openings in Quebec.[15] In 2015, Walmart bought the lease of the former Target store.[16]

Sears lasted until the end of the chain on January 14, 2018.[17][18] The departure of Sears came four months after the mall had lost another department store, The Bay, which closed on September 23, 2017.[19][20]

Access

The mall is access by Quebec Autoroute 973 and Quebec Route 138 via boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel.

Réseau de transport de la Capitale has a number of regular bus routes serving the mall.[21]

See also

Other malls in Quebec City area:

References

  1. "2 articles on the same page (Maintentant, quatre succursales au Québec) and (Révolution dans la garde-robe masculine)". Le Soleil. March 20, 1963. p. 58.
  2. "Fleur de Lys". Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  3. À PROPOS DU CENTRE (in French) Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  4. "Sears : ruée vers les rabais". Le Soleil. October 19, 2017.
  5. "Société d'Histoire Les Rivières | Il y a 50 ans Sears ouvrait son premier magasin du Québec à Vanier".
  6. Sears Canada. "Sears History (1963-1967)". Sears Canada. Archived from the original on January 5, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
  7. "Kmart ouvrira jeudi le 17 octobre à 9:30". Le Soleil. 16 October 1968. p. 72.
  8. "Place Fleur de Lys agrandie". Le Soleil. 20 March 1980. p. A-13.
  9. "La Baie à Place Fleur de Lys : 250 nouveaux emplois". Le Soleil. 29 September 1992. p. B-12.
  10. ICI.Radio-Canada.ca, Zone Économie-. "Il y a 25 ans, Steinberg disparaissait". Radio-Canada.ca.
  11. "Club Biz ouvre un 4e magasin-entrepôt, à Québec". Le Soleil. 5 May 1993. p. C-2.
  12. "Achat des Club Biz". Le Soleil. 22 February 1996. p. B-1.
  13. "Kmart ferme ses deux magasins de Québec et celui d 'Arthabaska". Le Soleil. 3 March 1995. p. 72.
  14. ICI.Radio-Canada.ca, Zone Économie-. "Le dernier Zellers de Québec a fermé ses portes". Radio-Canada.ca.
  15. ICI.Radio-Canada.ca, Zone Économie-. "De premiers Target au Québec". Radio-Canada.ca.
  16. "Walmart buying 13 former Target Canada stores | The Star". thestar.com.
  17. "La lente agonie de Sears Canada s'achève". Le Soleil. January 14, 2018.
  18. "Fermeture de Sears : 427 pertes d'emplois à Québec". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. October 10, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  19. "Fermeture du magasin La Baie de Fleur de Lys". Le Journal de Québec. October 6, 2016. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  20. Jean-Michel Genois Gagnon. "Les jours sont comptés pour La Baie à Fleur de Lys". Le Soleil. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  21. Accessibility (in French) Retrieved April 30, 2018.
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