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The Remington Group Announces New Retailers for Phase 1 Downtown Markham
RBC Royal Bank, Aroma Espresso Bar and South St. Burger Co. set to open in 2015
“We are delighted to welcome Royal Bank, Aroma Espresso Bar and South St. Burger Co. to Downtown Markham,” said Chris Bratty, President, Land Development and Investments, The Remington Group. “These fine retailers are a great example of the premium national brands – each representing the best in their class – that one can expect to find at Downtown Markham.”
With 9 branches in Markham already and more than 1,200 branches nationwide, RBC is Canada’s largest financial institution and premier financial services company. RBC operates in 51 countries, employees more than 80,000 full and part time employees and serves more than 15 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients worldwide.
“Downtown Markham is a natural choice for RBC,” said Anthony Lam, RBC Regional Vice President, Markham. “The Downtown Markham vision represents the best in urban development, bringing together individuals and professionals seamlessly to create a thriving community.”
Also set to open in the first phase of Downtown Markham is Aroma Espresso Bar. Aroma became the first espresso bar in Israel when it opened its first coffee shop in Jerusalem in 1994. In less than 20 years, Aroma has grown to more than 125 branches worldwide, and serves premium coffees, fresh salads and baked in-house breads to 25 million customers per year.
"Aroma customers enjoy our freshly prepared, healthy food and the upscale environment we serve it in,” said Anat Davidzon, Managing Partner, Aroma Espresso Bar. “We believe that the Downtown Markham residents and visitors will appreciate Aroma's modern decor, lively environment and premium food and beverage offerings."
Joining RBC and Aroma is South St. Burger Co. which was recently named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. A subsidiary of the successful New York Fries brand, the company takes its name from the New York City, South Street Seaport where New York Fries was born. South St. Burger Co. offers 100% pure beef burgers that are raised without the use of added hormones or antibiotics in their 21 locations.
“We’re very strategic about where we roll out our South St. Burger concept,” said Warren Price, Executive Vice President, New York Fries, “and Downtown Markham fits perfectly with that strategy because it’s a real destination, not simply a retail environment or office complex.
Downtown Markham is a mixed-use development covering an impressive 243 acres, located in Markham Centre in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area. The first two buildings in Phase 1 of the complex include about 90,000 SF of premium office space above a 170,000 SF retail podium and parking for approximately 1500 cars.
The next two buildings in Phase 1 comprise a retail podium, residential, dining, and hotel facilities and are expected to break ground later this year.
With strong interest and demand from the hundreds of corporate offices in the vicinity, the demand for quality retail and dining options exceeds the current supply. When complete, Downtown Markham will include more than 2 million SF of retail, more than 3 million SF of office and be home to 15,000 new residents.
About Downtown Markham
Located in Canada’s High Tech Capital, Downtown Markham is the newest addition to Canada’s largest metropolis, the Greater Toronto Area. It is a vibrant, entertaining and culturally infused city centre with an exclusive, artistic vibe. Downtown Markham is also the place to be green. The city is North America’s largest collection of LEED certified green certified buildings and has more than 72 acres of natural and landscaped green spaces. Next to come to life will be the amazing Downtown Markham retail complex. For more information please visit: downtownmarkham.ca (http://downtownmarkham.ca/
About The Remington Group
For more than 60 years, The Remington Group has influenced the urban and suburban landscapes in Ontario. The Remington Group Inc. is a Canadian company comprised of five integrated operating division including Industrial and Commercial Construction, Residential Construction, Land Development, Property Management, and Finance and Administration. The Remington Group Inc. continues to grow with a commitment to innovative building and operational concepts. For more information on The Remington Group please visit www.remingtongroupinc.com
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