1069 Alberni Street

Alberni retailThe 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.

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3 Responses to 1069 Alberni Street

  1. Michael says:

    Many workers in the Grosvernor Building will miss that lovely little courtyard for their coffee and lunch breaks…..and it’s a great passage to use between W.Georgia and Alberni….I for one will be very sad to see this open space disappear.

  2. Mark says:

    I understand that this area is being developed for the rich Chinese market and part of a global phenomenon.

  3. beach650 says:

    I really don’t understand the rationale for the City allowing a plaza space to be filled in. We have a shortage of plaza spaces downtown and no shortage of retail spaces.

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