Which Stores Do You Want at Rockwood Mall?
Rockwood Mall is probably most-well known as the O.G. Chuck E. Cheese’s plaza.
Do you remember your parents driving you to Rockwood for birthday parties, eons before its Argentia Rd. location opened?
Well, it’s one of the bigger indoor malls in Mississauga and now it’s looking for an anchor tenant.
There are currently no vacancies, but opportunities exist for anchor retailers in the 17,000 to 34,000 sq.-ft. range,
The Dixie and Burnhamthorpe mall opened in the early ’80s and there are roughly 45,000 vehicles driving by daily.
Rockwood is anchored by Food Basics, Winners, HomeSense, Shoppers Drug Mart, Rona, Chuck E. Cheese's, Dollarama, The Beer Store, Burger King, and three banks.
The call comes at an interesting time — the City of Mississauga is making big plans with its Reimagining the Mall project.
It includes creating more walkable, transit-focused communities.
The study, in tandem with the Region of Peel, guides the long-term evolution of six areas anchored by indoor shopping malls into "healthier, mixed-use communities."
Malls include Rockwood, Meadowvale Town Centre, Erin Mills Town Centre, South Common Centre, Sheridan Centre, and Westwood Square.
These locations and their surrounding areas have already been identified for intensification in the city’s Official Plan.
Resulting policies will help ensure future intensification enhances these areas, according to city staff.
Keep in mind, this project doesn’t include mall redevelopment--rather, it focuses on the neighbourhoods.
There are 84,451 households within a five-kilometre radius of Rockwood, with roughly 223, 755 people.
In both cases, what do you want to see at Rockwood Mall?
Photo courtesy of the Sitzer Group