Granville Island is a breathtaking oasis in the heart of Vancouver. Famous for its Public Market, abundant with unique retailers, restaurants, theatres, galleries and studios, its gritty, industrial past is proudly displayed in today's people-friendly, artistic, and energetic incarnation. More than 10 million visits to the Island are recorded annually.

Granville Island is also home to the Crafts Association of British Columbia, the Federation of Canadian Artists, and Circle Craft Co-op. There are two educational institutions, the Arts Umbrella and Emily Carr University of Art & Design. Buskers entertain year-round indoors and out, and Granville Island hosts international festivals throughout the year, such as the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Vancouver International Writers Festival, and the Vancouver Fringe Festival, to name just a few.

Both the Public Market and the Net Loft are open until 7 pm, 7 days a week.

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The centerpiece of Granville Island’s shopping experience is the Public Market, where tourists and locals alike converge for an unrivalled food-shopping experience among a vast selection of fresh specialty foods. The Public Market provides the very best of fresh food for chefs of every level as well as those who love to eat. It is a great source of local produce, homemade products and unusual ingredients for exotic recipes.

Public Market Leasing Opportunity:

CMHC Granville Island has an exciting leasing opportunity in the Public Market.  We are looking for specialty food and/or food related concepts that will complement and enhance the current tenant mix. With one of the highest retail sales per square foot ratios in Greater Vancouver, this location provides an outstanding business opportunity. 

The successful proponent for this location will present:
• a destination business that is locally owned and operated with proven customer base and sales
• a concept that presents and operates well in a small space
• a unique, high quality offering that supports and enhances the Public Market and the Granville Island experience

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are invited for this opportunity.  Proponents must submit a business plan to a maximum of ten (10) pages including:
- business concept including detailed specialization in product or industry
- proposed list of product or service offering
- store design & merchandising plan
- marketing strategy
- pro-forma financial statements including proposed capital investment
- ownership & operating structure
- skills knowledge and experience of owners & operators
- operational & financial history for existing locations

Building Location/Area: Public Market
Unit Address: #545 – 1669 Johnston Street, Vancouver BC
Size: 370 square feet (approx.)
Type: Retail
Minimum Rent: $60 psf plus 6%  Percentage Rent
Estimated Additional Rent (CAM, Property Tax and other ancillary fees): $60.00 psf
Estimated Possession: May 1st 2015

Deadline for submissions:   Friday, March 20th 2015

Please mail your submission to:
Attention: Leasing Administrator  CMHC Granville Island  1661 Duranleau Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3
Or Email: leasing@granvilleisland.com with the subject line “Leasing Opportunities – Public Market Unit 545”
Or fax to: (604) 666-7376
No National/International Chains or Franchises will be considered



The Net Loft’s collection of 24 unique shops offers a warm, inviting ambiance at the highest traffic corner of Granville Island, just steps from the Public Market. The ideal destination for that one-of-a-kind, personalized gift, the retail mix in the Net Loft includes fine art, cookbooks, custom eyewear, hats, jewelry and more, in a wide range of prices.


ISLAND RETAIL           



Home to more than fifty local artists and artisans, Granville Island encourages the development of arts, crafts and cottage industries where goods are produced on the premises and the production process is visible to the public. While studios are located throughout Granville Island (including the Net Loft – see above), a concentration of artists and artisans can be found on Railspur Alley and Old Bridge Street, and along Cartwright Street. Whether you build custom wooden boats, paint with egg tempura, or design wearable art, you will find yourself in creative company here.



For assistance with any leasing administration inquiries please contact the Granville Island Administration Office.
1661 Duranleau Street 2nd Floor
Vancouver, BC
V6H 3S3
T: 604 666-6655
F: 604 666-7376
E: leasing@granvilleisland.com



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