Update 2: A construction crane has been installed at the site. Many stores have closed down to make way for this large Forever 21 Vancouver location.
Update: It has long been rumoured that Forever 21 will be opening up on Robson Street. That rumour is now becoming a reality as the vacating of Tsunami Sushi and El Kartel , amongst others will make way for a new multi-level Forever 21.
Ever since Forever 21’s Metrotown location and Richmond Centre were confirmed, rumours started swirling about a possible Robson Street location in Vancouver. Now we all know that Robson Street could use some more stores, but the problem has always been the lack of prime retail space.
It was rumoured to be across the Vancouver Public Library in the new development titled Atelier (Robson and Homer). An odd choice, but if you look at Robson Street, there really isn’t a logical location left between Granville and Bute (the main shopping drag). If this rumour is true, this will finally give shoppers a reason to go past Granville Street while cruising Robson. This, if successful could also pave the way for more stores (Apple comes to mind) and complete the Robson strip.
More on this as it develops…