Harry Rosen is expected to open a new location in the Rideau Centre in October of this year. The store will feature its own standalone shoe boutique. The Rideau Centre is still undergoing the process of a $360 million expansion, expected to be finished in 2016.
“Harry Rosen has had a long history with Ottawa and the Rideau Centre is the most important mall by 100 miles. We jumped on the bandwagon once Cadillac Fairview (the mall owner) shared their vision with us and we’ve been working directly with them ever since,” CEO Harry Rosen told Ottawa Citizen. “We are confident with the way the market is changing and believe it will benefit us. This is a milestone year for us. As we celebrate the past, we are focusing on the future and getting ready for the American invasion.”
The company recently celebrated its 60th anniversary with $300 million sales and won the Distinguished Retailer of the Year award by the Retail Council of Canada this spring. CJ