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St. Albert will be getting a Marshall/HomeSense superstore this spring.

TJX, the parent company that owns both brands, confirmed that the megastore would be celebrating its grand opening on April 18.

It will be located in the 40,000 square-foot building adjacent to the PetSmart, along Everitt Drive North.

Winners, also owned by TJX, will be relocating within the St. Albert Centre. A timeframe could not be confirmed.

Lowe’s head office confirmed it would not be shutting down the St. Albert Rona location, despite it being housed across the street from the planned Lowe’s location.

The American-based Fortune 500 company bought out the Canadian home-improvement chain for $3.2 billion last year.

The acquisition was completed in May, 2016, at which time Lowe’s Canada CEO Sylvain Prud’homme said the Rona brand would “survive.”

A spokesperson for Lowe’s/Rona Canada confirmed Thursday there were no plans for closure of the Rona located at 730 St. Albert Trail, which sits across the street from the Erin Ridge development.

Lowe’s will be part of Erin Ridge Shopping Centre’s second phase of development, expected to begin in 2017. It will occupy the building directly south of Costco.

An Edmonton-based make-your-own-pizza company is coming to St. Albert this spring.

Less than a year after starting the fast-casual restaurant, owners Braede Harris and Gavin Fedorak have plans to open a second Love Pizza location in the Erin Ridge Shopping Centre.

“St. Albert has a community I think that really values local business and has a family focus. St. Albert has always been on the top of our list for that,” said Harris.

Voted best new restaurant in Vue Weekly’s Golden Forks Awards, the pizza joint offers thin crust pizzas with many locally sourced ingredients. Patrons can choose from a variety of signature pizzas, created by local chef Paul Shufelt of Workshop Eatery, or create their own pies.

The new restaurant will be located in the same strip as the Panda Express, along the St. Albert Trail, and is expected to open in May.

Harris said the restaurant’s Sunday kids eat free promotion will continue in St. Albert.

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