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Fashion giant set to open Burnaby mega-store in the Amazing Brentwood

Opening set for November

As more and more food outlets open in Burnaby’s Amazing Brentwood shopping centre, another clothing giant is set to roll.

Small Victory bakery just opened at the mall, and now L.L.Bean has announced its mega-store will be opening on Nov. 5, with a big selection of comfortable and outdoor fashions.

This store joins H&M, Nike, Adidas and more clothing companies, as well as Sephora cosmetics.

The Amazing Brentwood has three residential towers built, but will eventually have 13 total on the 28-acre property at Lougheed and Willingdon. As part of phase one, 1.45 million square feet of retail space has been built.

On the north side of the skybridge is Tables, a swanky 780-seat food court that blows away most mall food courts and includes an outdoor patio. The north side also includes the older wing of the mall that includes London Drugs. Below are such new businesses as Nike and Adidas

The south side is all completely new construction.

The lobby is something that will leave your jaw on the floor because of its size and scope.

Inside the mammoth building are a variety of different features.

There are fun options such as Cineplex’s new five-screen VIP movie theatre and its Rec Room entertainment complex that features everything from video games to pool tables to virtual reality.

There are lifestyle features like a fitness facility, brow bar and barbershop.

Then if you go outside, you’ll find the huge outdoor plaza that includes shops such as the new Sephora that just opened, a big Starbucks, plus such future restaurants as La Taqueria and Gram pancakes and Earls. It will be a hub of activity and will host a variety of live entertainment shows utilizing its special rollout stage. OEB, an all-day breakfast place, has already opened and other food options are still being developed. But once this phase done, you will be able to walk anywhere around the Amazing Brentwood and still find a restaurant. There’s even a two-storey McDonald’s.

So, there’s still much more to be completed, but now that COVID-19 vaccinations have ramped up and the province has set out a restart plan, progress on opening new stores is ramping up quickly.

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