Construction has begun on a new CO-OP grocery store and pharmacy in the Orchards community within south Edmonton.
According to the Alberta government’s major projects website, the North Central Co-operative Association has invested $12 million in the project. The project will be the third multi-development for North Central and be situated near an existing gas station, car wash and liquor store, the co-op said in an April news release.
North Central is a locally owned co-op serving 110,000 members in the Edmonton region. The organization is associated with Federated Co-operatives Ltd., a network of co-operatives that use the CO-OP brand and operate big-box grocery stores, liquor shops, gas stations and other retail outlets across Western Canada.
The Orchards development is slated to be completed in 2024, according to the Alberta government.
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.