L.L. Bean has opened its first Quebec store in suburban Montreal with another one coming soon.
The U.S.-based outdoor gear and clothing retailer launched an 18,000-square foot location in St-Bruno, Que., with an official grand opening. The store is situated in Cadillac Fairview’s enclosed Promenades St-Bruno mall.
L.L. Bean now has 14 locations in Canada. North York, Ont.-based Jaytex Group operates the Canadian stores through a licensing agreement.
L.L. Bean will open its second Greater Montreal store in Boisbriand, Que., on September 29. The company has leased an 11,500-square-foot space in North American Development Groups’s large-format Faubourg Boisbriand shopping centre.
“These two new stores will ensure a coast-to-coast presence in Canada for the company,” said L.L. Bean in a news release.
Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s.
In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star.
Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.