VANCOUVER, B.C. — Earlier this month, London Drugs hosted the grand opening of its new location at Vancouver House, marking the first retail store opening in the Beach District, the emerging waterfront neighborhood located at the base of the Granville Street Bridge.
The 12,108-square-foot London Drugs store was designed to support the immediate needs of the neighborhood. It features a robust pharmacy department, parcel pickup and a curated assortment of health, beauty, tech and convenience products.
“Our goal is to offer the products and services that our new neighbors need, want and care about, closer to where they live and work,” said president and chief operating officer Clint Mahlman. “This new location supports our ambition to take care of people and make their lives less complicated, and we also continue our unwavering commitment to make a difference in the communities we serve.”
To mark its entrance into the quickly transforming neighborhood and reaffirm the company’s commitment to investing in communities, London Drugs made a $15,000 donation to Covenant House.
London Drugs, along with Fresh St. Market, which opened the same day, are helping form the active retail core of the new district located on the north side of False Creek. Building on the success of Granville Island, the Beach District aims to extend this concept across the water, to the other side of the Granville Street Bridge.