Carrefour Neufchatel datasheet:
4605 Boul. de L'Auvergne
Near: Boul. Henri IV (573) and Boul. Chauveau, in Les Rivieres borough
Category of centre: Enclosed mall
L'Aubainerie Concept Mode
· Built in 1982
· Convenient access to and from highway
· 1,400 parking spots
· 100,000 sq. ft. of boutiques
· 140 397,20 m2 overall
Owner / Operator : Rio Can
Sources : Riocan and City of Quebec
This mall had hard times since several years. Archor Zellers shuts down its operations there, then Metro has closed down its Super C grocery store in 2004. These bad news have almost killed this regional shopping centre.
A few months later, an almost unexpected turnover has brought fresh air to the mall. Metro, the owner of the Super C stores, announces a new union contract and the demolition of its old store. By the same time, a new store is built on a parking lot near Carrefour Neufchatel!
This Super C comeback in its brand new building brought news tenants in the mall and a renaissance is felt, according to some dealers there.
It is sure that lots of work needs to be achived, but the worst part is now behind them. The shopping centre has already changes its exterior signs and has installed a new fun park for kids and its occupancy rate is slowly, but safely increasing.
Update - Fall 2010: Le Carrefour Neufchatel sera demoli (Article about the mall demolition, in French only)
© By Dentier and Barraclou.com, April 18, 2006