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South Edmonton Common


South Edmonton Common

South Edmonton Common
South Edmonton Common is located in Edmonton
South Edmonton Common
Location of South Edmonton Common in Edmonton
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City Edmonton
Quadrant[1] NW
Ward[1] 11
Sector[2] Southeast
 • Administrative body Edmonton City Council
 • Councillors Kerry Diotte
Elevation 682 m (2,238 ft)

South Edmonton Common is Canada's largest retail power centre,[5] and when fully developed, it will spread over 320 acres (130 ha) and contain some 2,300,000 square feet (210,000 m2) of retail space, making it the largest open-air retail development in North America.[5] It is located in south Edmonton, Alberta at 23 Avenue NW and Gateway Boulevard.

This Common has a large base of tenants that provide many various goods and services. Grocery stores, restaurants, clothing, electronics and more can be found within many of the stores. The Commons extends from 23 Avenue south to the south end of Anthony Henday Drive, and from Gateway Boulevard east to Parsons Road, where the Edmonton Research Park is located. The first tenant in the Commons was Home Depot, which opened in April 1998.[6]


  • Store openings and closures 1
    • Wal-Mart Supercentre 1.1
    • Future Shop 1.2
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Store openings and closures

Hartco Income fund, the company that owns Compusmart, began shutting down its 15 Compusmart locations in May 2007. Originally, the South Edmonton Common location was not one of the first five to be shut down; however, it was quickly sold as well. As of August 2007, the location is currently occupied by Laptop Depot.

Wal-Mart Supercentre

On November 7, 2007, the newest Wal-Mart Supercentre opened on the south end of South Edmonton Common, replacing the former retail location at Parsons Road and 21 Avenue.

The Wal-Mart Supercentre has a full indoor garden centre, a fully serviced grocery store including meat, produce, bakery and floral. All former services such as McDonald's, optometrists, photo finishing and portrait studio are available at the new location, along with a Tim Hortons located in the building, which brings a total of three Tim Hortons locations to South Edmonton Common.

Future Shop

On September 19, 2008, the Edmonton Journal reported Future Shop would be opening its largest store in Canada at 53,000 square feet (4,900 m2).[7] The location of the store is between Cineplex Odeon and Wal-Mart Supercentre. Unlike traditional Future Shops, this new Future Shop is expected to carry things from appliances, computers, games, movies, exercise equipment, musical instruments and home automation equipment. It opened its doors on December 5, 2008.[8] While Future Shop is owned by the same parent company as Best Buy, they feel it will not cause issues because they have different banners and are designed to appeal to different demographics.
The store is closed as of March 28, 2015.[9] But it was replaced with Spirit Halloween in September for a limited time only.


  1. ^ a b "City of Edmonton Wards & Standard Neighbourhoods" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Edmonton Developing and Planned Neighbourhoods, 2011" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "City Councillors". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ a b South Edmonton Common - About
  6. ^ Severs, Laura (2003-03-20). "Retail power corridor gains more muscle". Business Edge. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  7. ^ "Future Shop enters a brave new world". Edmonton Journal. 2008-09-19. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  8. ^ "Future Shop Opens Largest Store Ever in Edmonton". Marketwire. 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  9. ^ "Three Edmonton Future Shop locations shuttered for good". 630 CHED Edmonton News. 2015-03-30. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 

External links

  • South Edmonton Common Website
  • Listing of Current Retailers
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