News

U.S. retail giant Marshalls opens first location in Victoria

Another American retailer expanded its brand in Canada this week, as department clothing store Marshalls opens its first location in Victoria.

The Hillside Shopping Centre location comes as the mall completes a major $83-million renovation and 55,000-square-foot expansion.

"The new location in Victoria is part of the 11-store expansion scheduled for 2014," said Colleen Uncao, spokesperson for Marshalls Canada.

To mark Thursday's opening, the company donated $5,000 to Kids Help Phone.

“Supporting kids and families in the neighbourhoods where our stores are located and fostering a sense of community is integral to Marshalls’ business,” Uncao said.

Kerry Schular, general manager of Hillside, says she believes that with the expansion and introduction of new tenants, the mall now has something to offer everyone. “We’re being selective about what we’re bringing in. It’s a careful consideration of what works and what doesn’t.”

The expansion positions Hillside as the leader in the middle market, the 25-and-over age, mid-price point, Shular said. “We service everybody from families to seniors to teens to children.”

Marshalls is expected to employ between 40 and 60 full- and part-time associates. The Hillside location covers 29,457 square feet of the mall.

Marshalls is owned by The TJX Companies, Inc., which also operates Winners and HomeSense.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Building community starts with a bowl of soup, says Victoria maven
 
Camosun College seeks to become scholarly, community leader in First Nations research
 
HOMEFINDER: Creating a livable neighbourhood
Tseshaht First Nation plans closure of resource road to Nahmint
 
Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock arrives in Sooke
 
Down but not out
Education Minister: School boards knew of CUPE costs
 
Parksville Qualicum Beach News editor away eating dirt
 
Frank N. Stein helps students learn

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 1 edition online now. Browse the archives.