After Shoppers Drug Mart moved into the old Chapters building in downtown Victoria, everyone was left with one question: who’s going to take over the old Shopper’s store?
That question has been answered conclusively, as the new tenant for the 1222 Douglas Street property is confirmed to be Dollarama.
According to an inside source at Commercial Real Estate Services Canada, the realtors who represent the store, Dollarama will be moving into the space in spring 2020.
This will be the second dollar store in a two block radius on Douglas Street, the first of which is the Great Canadian Dollar Store located inside the Bay Centre.
The last standalone dollar store in downtown Victoria was closed down in 2017 by WorkSafe BC due to crumbling asbestos floor tiles.