Okanagan Lake Shopping Centre set for spring opening

Despite delays caused by Westside Road Interchange repairs, Okanagan Lake Shopping Centre is still eying down a spring opening.

Despite delays caused by Westside Road Interchange repairs, Okanagan Lake Shopping Centre is still eying down a spring opening.

Westbank First Nation Chief Robert Louie said that soft openings on certain businesses within the shopping centre could begin as early as May 17.

“May 17 we have a soft opening of the Shopper’s Drug Mart and, I believe, the theatre. Most of (the businesses) are getting ready for June 1,” said Louie.

Louie said that construction on Okanagan Lake Shopping Centre was impacted by the Westside Road Interchange failure in November that brought on nearly four months of repairs and a temporary realignment of Highway 97.

“Definitely, we’ve been impacted,” said Louie.

The WFN chief noted that work was delayed on a chunk of land located on the most southerly portion of the property.

“Everything else is pretty much on schedule.”

Okanagan Lake Shopping Centre will house the following businesses: Shopper’s Drug Mart, TD Canada Trust, Royal Bank, Dairy Queen, Subway, Yamato, Sammy J’s, Dollarama and a liquor store.

One of the most notable features will be an eight screen Landmark Cinemas facility. During the ground breaking ceremony on April 6, 2011, the cinema was touted as a state of the art facility with one screen being similar to an IMAX experience.

Louie hopes that the theatre will attract not only West Kelowna residents, but also those in Kelowna’s downtown area. He added the location is a major appeal to many of the tenants in the new shopping centre.

Most businesses in Okanagan Lake Shopping Centre will be open by June 1; however, WFN is looking to host an official grand opening celebration at some point in July.


Just Posted

‘Listen to your gut’ urges injured skier

Mike Shaw was told he’d never walk again after an accident four years ago, but he defied the odds

Small grass fire sparks in West Kelowna

Fire crews quickly douse blaze in ditch on Friday afternoon

Kelowna teen allegedly robbed while walking at night

Community asked for tips to help reunite teen with ring

Nasty note on windshield sparks online outrage

Vernon’s Bailey McDonald is using a painful experience to start conversation about invisible illness

Remembering road crash victims in Kelowna

World Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims takes place Sunday in Kelowna

Flag person struck by car

RCMP investigating incident involving female traffic control person and senior driver

Rockets calm Hurricanes for 7th straight win at home

Dillon Dube scored twice Friday to lead Rockets to WHL victory over Lethbridge

‘I will now live in consistent fear’: Allan Schoenborn granted escorted leaves

The Merritt man was deemed not criminally responsible in the killing of his three children in 2008

Guns and drugs seized in Kamloops RCMP blitz

Kamloops Mounties and the gang unit seize drugs and make arrests in two-day blitz

Hammy the deer dodges conservation officers in Prince Rupert

The famous Prince Rupert hammock deer maintains his purple threads

‘No shirt, no service, no Canada’

Shirtless Tacoma man arrested after Canadian border officials say they found meth in rental vehicle

Interior Health expands meningococcal precautions in South Okanagan

Oliver, Osoyoos and Okanagan Falls included in the expanded precautionary immunization measure

Homeless count returns amid Penticton’s housing crisis

Volunteers are hitting the streets this week to find solid data on Penticton’s homeless population

Missing woman smart, courageous, lovable

Mother says Caitlin Potts trying to overcome foster care experience

Most Read