Coquitlam CentreEdit profile
Coquitlam Centre is a shopping mall in Coquitlam, British Columbia, built in 1979 and expanded in 2001. It is located at the southern edge of the Coquitlam Town Centre area, near Coquitlam Central Station and several other smaller shopping centres. Coquitlam Centre is the largest mall in the Tri-Cities area, with 913,665 ft² and 200 stores and services. Coquitlam Centre is a super-regional sized shopping centre anchored by Sears, The Bay, Zellers, Future Shop, London Drugs, T & T Supermarket, H&M, SportChek, Golf Town, Old Navy, The Gap, Sephora, and Coast Mountain Sports. Smaller malls that have been built near Coquitlam Centre to take advantage of the retail traffic include Henderson Place, Pinetree Village, Sunwood Square, and Westwood Mall Shopping Centre.
Coquitlam Centre's original anchor tenants included The Bay, Eaton's, and Woodward's. As the mall expanded and Canada's retail climate changed, the current anchor tenants are:
- Future Shop (37,878 ft² / 3,519 m²)
- London Drugs (33,516 ft² / 3,397.3 m²)
- Sears (151,455 ft² / 14,070.6 m²)
- T & T Supermarket (30,851 ft² / 3,071.6 m²)
- The Bay (120,527 ft² / 11,197.3 m²)
- Zellers (111,668 ft² / 10,801.8 m²)
Coquitlam Centre's location was chosen for the intersection of Lougheed Highway and Barnet Highway, providing direct access several major thoroughfares. As well, the mall is located across from Coquitlam Central Station, a major TransLink hub for the area with a public bus interchange, West Coast Express commuter rail station, and future Evergreen Line rapid transit station (scheduled for completion in 2014).
Film and television
The interior of the mall has been featured in several film and television productions, including the Academy Award-winning movie Juno and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. There was a Speakers' Corner booth installed for several years on the upper floor, where visitors could record their comments for later broadcast on Citytv.