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D’Arcy Crossing in Okotoks postpones opening date

Shopping centre taking shape at the north end of Okotoks along Northridge Drive had been scheduled to open on April 1.

D’Arcy Crossing won’t be opening next month as originally planned. 

The commercial component of the D’Arcy development, which will bring 150,000 square feet of retail and office space to the north end of Okotoks, was scheduled to open April 1, but Anthem Properties said this week that date has been postponed. 

“As a result of construction delays, the grand opening of the D’Arcy Crossing shopping centre has been postponed from our initial goal of April 1, 2023,” stated an email from Anthem Properties to the Western Wheel.  

“We are very pleased with recent construction progress and are working with our first phase of tenants to confirm a new grand opening date. We hope to have more information to share very soon.” 

D’Arcy Crossing will be anchored by a 47,000-square-foot Safeway and a 17,000-square-foot Shoppers Drug Mart. In addition to the two anchor tenants, there will also be a 10,000-square-foot Dollarama, a 6,000-square-foot Safeway liquor store as well as a Pet Valu, Starbucks and Popeyes, among others. 

Last summer, Isaac Beall, a senior director with Anthem Properties, said about 70 per cent of the Northridge Drive shopping centre has already been leased. 

“It will be filled out with the smaller operators that come later, food service operators, doctors, dentists, hair salons, those kinds of things,” Beall said at the time. 

Anthem said it expects to have an announcement on additional tenants shortly. 

The shopping centre will feature nine buildings, including a two-storey office building on High Street at the northern edge of the development, that will surround a central parking lot.  

Beall previously said the north end of Okotoks is underserved from a commercial perspective, so D’Arcy Crossing will provide amenities closer to many homes as well as cater to commuters returning from work.