Sephora, Zara, Lush and Trattoria Headline New Park Royal Stores

An exciting new announcement from Park Royal this morning includes confirmation of the rumours of new fashion and food stores in the newly expanded and improved shopping mall.

Much anticipated Sephora will set up shop with their famous black and white striped cosmetics and fragrances outlet. And West Vancouver will now see it’s first Lush store location as well.

Aritzia and Zara will both unveil stunning new flagship type stores and mainstay Wear Else will move to the Park Royal Village location.

Foodies will also be excited to hear that Five Guys Burgers and Fries is returning this summer but no confirmation yet on when the Keg will move to it’s new pad location on site.

West Vancouver’s Emad Yacoub and wife Shannon Bosa-Yacoub will now also add to their Glowbal Group empire by opening their first North Shore location with Trattoria. A take-off of their already popular and award-winning Italian Kitchen (Alberni) and Trattoria (Kits) locations, this third instalment will feature a stunning roof-top view deck and fabulous food.

“I’m so excited to have a place close to home,” say Shannon Bosa-Yacoub. “I’ve lived here my whole life and every time something new opens up it’s always exciting. The whole development is super exciting.”

The building itself is still being built and when finished will sit near the overpass adjacent to Marine Drive on its own independent pad near what is now the existing McDonalds (which is also scheduled for relocation). Bosa-Yacoub also says it will be “very outdoor Italian” and fresco in its styling and geared to families as well as adults. It will also bring everything that the Trattoria style is known for including long bars and open kitchens with a distinguished top deck feature.

Here below is the press release as sent by Park Royal today:

As construction on the Park Royal Village Expansion nears completion, Park Royal has announced several exciting new retailers – including iconic fashion brands and restaurants – that will be opening in fall 2013.

The following is a list of the first wave of confirmed new retailers that will be opening in fall 2013:

Anthropologie will present its second store in Metro Vancouver, offering customers a curated mix of clothing, accessories, gifts and home décor that reflects their personal style
Aritzia will reveal a stunning store design concept for their new flagship location in Canada and offer a curated collection of beautifully designed clothing that is on trend, high quality and of good value
Lush will open its first location on the North Shore, showcasing their fresh and organic products
Sephora will show off its visionary beauty products in its only location on the North Shore
Trattoria, part of the Glowbal Group, will fast become a destination for simple and fresh Italian food, along with its breathtaking rooftop patio that will be sure to draw a crowd
Wear Else is moving to the Village Expansion to showcase contemporary women’s fashion brands
White Spot will relocate its legendary family dining experience to a brand new, modern location
Zara will unveil its largest location in Metro Vancouver, including women’s, men’s and children’s fashions
The always popular and delicious Five Guys Burgers and Fries will re-open its doors in summer 2013

These retailers will join the more than 280 stores and services that currently call Park Royal and The Village at Park Royal home.

“These brands will enhance the already unique shopping experience that Park Royal offers,” said Rick Amantea, Vice President of Community Partnerships & Development at Park Royal. “These new popular brands are a reminder of how Park Royal is one of Metro Vancouver’s top go-to shopping destinations for both local, national and international high quality stores.”

The first phase of the Park Royal Village expansion will see stores open for business in November 2013. Stay tuned for further announcements of which other retailers will be joining Park Royal in the second phase of the expansion. For a full overview of the planned improvements to Park Royal,