Home improvement retailer Lowe’s is moving ahead with its Canadian expansion, planning a new store for Blairmore, a city near Saskatoon, according to an article in the Star Phoenix. The will be Lowe’s second store in the western province of Saskatchewan.
Blairmore developer SmartCentres has applied to the city for a zoning amendment to reduce the required number of parking stalls required for a home improvement store. Alan Wallace, manager of planning and development with the City of Saskatoon, said SmartCentres has not told him who is coming.
"They just say it is a large format home improvement store," said Wallace.
But city councillor Ann Iwanchuk confirmed that the retailer will be Lowe’s.
Saskatchewan's first Lowe’s store opened last September in Regina. It has a 103,000 sq. ft. footprint with an additional 3200 sq. ft. garden center. There are currently 16 Lowe’s stores in Canada.