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  |  Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 06:00 am

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SHAVA Bookstore stays open

The SHAVA bookstore in Grandin mall will remain open for now, despite other businesses closing in the location.

In a previous interview with the Gazette, an employee with the store said they would remain open because they are part of the same structure as the Scotiabank. The store now also announces this on their voicemail.

“The bookstore is pleased that we are staying open at our present location next to the Scotiabank.”

In early March, the mall’s owner, Amacon, sent a letter to its tenants stating that businesses will have to be out of Grandin Park Plaza by April 30. The Scotiabank, Little Einsteins Daycare and the office tower will remain open.

All other parts of the mall will be demolished.

The Scotiabank building will remain intact for parts of the development. Amacon plans to create a new building wall along the corridor outside the bank’s entrance. The entrance doors will remain. Eventually the building will be replaced and the bank will likely move to another location on the site.

At this time, no information is available about what will happen to the bookstore then.

New retirement residence

A new seniors’ residence is planned for the city in late 2015. All Seniors Care recently announced the company’s plans for the building on their website.

The new building will offer a total of 180 one and two bedroom suites. The centre will also include health and wellness services, a spa and aquatic centre, and in-house dining.

The company now owns six residences in Alberta, five of which are located in the Edmonton area.

Existing residences offer various services, including shuttle bus services for resident outings, private movie theatres, libraries and in-house beauty salons, as well as nurses on staff.

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