The Grosvenor building was built a few decades ago, designed by Musson Cattell Mackey for Grosvenor Estates. Recently the building was sold to local investors and developers Kingswood Capital, and as Alberni develops as the place where people with more money than sense go shopping, they’re adding a retail building to replace the small patio area in front of the building.
The Henriquez Partners designed 2-storey retail space was approved a year ago, and construction has commenced. It’s reported that the entire store has been leased to Parisian jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels. The public right-of-way through the site remains, cutting across the angle behind the new store.