Harry Rosen prepares for new location


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