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Almost 50 stores at Burnaby’s Lougheed Mall still out of power

Last week’s snowstorms caused damage resulting in a partial power outage at the mall, though anchor stores are still open.

After a partial power outage on Dec. 24, 49 businesses at Lougheed Shopping Centre are still unable to turn on the lights.

Larger anchor stores, like Walmart, London Drugs, Sport Chek and Hudson’s Bay, remain open, but other shops including Coles, Reitman’s, Starbucks and EB Games (as of Dec. 30) remain powerless and closed.

“Due to the high snow and rain, there was a leak that caused damage to a Hydro vault causing a partial power outage,” the mall’s marketing manager, Kathleen Almeida, told the NOW in an emailed statement.

The automatic sliding doors at some of the mall’s entranceways, as well as some accessible doors, were also not working. The mall is asking guests who need an accessible entrance to use the southwest entrance next to the Tim Horton’s and Pizza Garden.

The mall’s food court, the Eateries, is open, though three businesses are closed due to the power outage: Cazba Persian Grill, Nikko Teriyaki and Opa! of Greece. Pizza Garden is also closed

The mall’s website has a complete list of stores without power.

Elevators and escalators on the mall’s west side are not working; those on the east side and in Hudson’s Bay are working normally.

Almeida said power would be restored to the impacted retailers on Sunday, Jan. 1.

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