Transformation Happening at the Deerfoot Mall

Posted by Justin Havre on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 11:33am.


Did you know that the Deerfoot Mall was originally constructed in 1981? This was a time when indoor shopping malls were a very big deal. Today, indoor shopping malls really aren't that big of a deal. In fact, most people would rather do all of their shopping outside.

The Mall is Going to Change

A lot of people agree that this mall is in need of a serious makeover. The Calgary retail monster really needs a makeover. There is a company called Shape Properties that agrees with this and has decided to remodel the Deerfoot Mall. Currently, there are plans to transform this mall into a hybrid outdoor/indoor mall that is 80 acres in size.

What Can You Expect

The development company wants 66 percent of the mall to be outside. This does not, however, mean there will not be places you can go inside to relax and socialize. The development company does understand that while outdoor malls are appealing, people do like to get inside and away from the sun for a while.

The goal is to revamp this mall to a point of providing the best of both worlds. If you are someone who likes to go inside and do your shopping, you will be able to do that. If you are someone who likes to browse and shop outside, you will be able to do that too.

Deerfoot Mall was once one of the most popular malls in all of Calgary. The goal is to get the mall back to that point of popularity with this makeover.

Take one last look at the mall that you know, love, and recognize. Before you know it, you are not going to recognize this mall at all. It is only a matter of time before they start the reconstruction process.

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