Scottsdale Centre-A North Delta Landmark

Scottsdale Centre-A North Delta Landmark

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The site of Delta’s original covered mall built over four decades ago, Scottsdale Centre has evolved into an anchor shopping destination with nostalgic appeal, featuring over 40 diverse stores and services. As Scott Road expands with a plethora of shopping and dining choices and national chains including big box retailers, Scottsdale is ideally situated to benefit from the steady flow. Located at the corner of Scott Road and 72nd Avenue, one of the busiest intersections and corridors in the Lower Mainland with over 80,000 vehicles passing through every day, the enclosed shopping area serves those traveling the arterial route and geographical border between Surrey and Delta. The busy Scott Road corridor draws not only locals but those from New Westminster, South Surrey, White Rock and beyond.

The “Scottsdale Town Centre” project was built at a cost of $35 million, a bargain by today’s construction standards, opening in 1970. Early occupants included such notable nostalgic retailers as Zellers, Super-Valu and Fields, names sure to conjure up memories for those over forty! The mall underwent a renovation in 2011 to improve the west rear entrance and design a new exterior facade. In 2013, Target opened at the Centre with much anticipation but closed national locations in 2015, the same year that saw the addition of Walmart. The gross leasable space today is 266,867 square feet. Major tenants include Save-on-Foods and Walmart, along with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Dollarama, and a BC Government Liquor Store.

Through their 30+ Year Club, Scottsdale Centre gives special recognition to their oldest retailers whose contributions are invaluable to the growth of the mall. These include Gold Star Jewellers and Sir Men’s Barber Shop. 20+ Year Club members include Ultimate Hair Design, Photo Expert, Save-On-Foods, Image Optometry and J’s Engraving and Post Office and RBC Bank.

Playing a key role in building community spirit is one of the secrets behind Scottsdale’s longevity and popularity and part of their business vision. Many of their tenant business owners live nearby and are passionate about the communities they serve. The Centre has a longstanding involvement with supporting local organizations of all types. Non-profits, cultural, education and social service groups are always welcome to submit an application to be considered for their event. Upcoming highlights include PNE Prize Home tickets on sale from July 23rd to 29th. Boxing Day comes early at the Summer Sidewalk Sale from July 5th to 15th. Their Back to School Giveaway Contest runs August 17th to Sept 3rd.

In this age of large-scale vehicle-oriented shopping complexes, Scottsdale Centre offers a breath of fresh air. Shop for groceries or a special piece of jewelry, grab your lottery tickets and a quick hair cut too. Dollarama, one of Canada’s fastest growing franchises, is the place for deal seekers. Fuel up at Ricky’s All Day Grill or grab a sweet treat at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Step into the indoor mall setting to take in a more nostalgic shopping experience. Walkable, friendly and not pretentious, Scottsdale remains a community hub and a likely place to see neighbours and meet friends. The mall also offers air conditioning in the summer and warmth in the winter to ensure a comfortable stroll. And while a covered mall may recall another era, visitors will find the latest and hottest products among the local treasures and staples on offer by national chains. Ample free parking (over 1,200 stalls) and courtesy seating, a children’s play area and clean washrooms are all appreciated by regulars.

Did you know that Scottsdale Centre was once a very different area geographically? As with many areas in the Lower Mainland, a map of the early 20th century shows a very different setting and land use. Delta Museum and Archives records shed light on the early days of Scott Lake. Scott Road as it appears today is a straight road that divides communities of Delta and Surrey. The area that now comprises the Scottsdale Centre, the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara and the flat land up to 122nd Street in Surrey was at one time a large water area populated by beavers. Roads were constructed around the Scott Lake perimeter. In fact, Scott Lake was a recreational area for locals, with rented row boats and trout fishing. Today, the remaining part of Scott Lake is a small pond off 122nd Street in Surrey. Beavers can still be spotted in the area!

Frequent visitors to Scottsdale Centre can take advantage of their eClub. Members are automatically entered into a monthly draw for a $50 gift card to a surprise Scottsdale Centre merchant. Scottsdale Centre is proudly managed by Bentall Kennedy. To learn more about permanent and special leasing opportunities, services or upcoming promotions, visit the Scottsdale Centre website.

Retail Tenants Sidebar:

B.C.Liquor Store
Save On Foods

Gold Star Jewellers
Mad Hatter’s Superstore

Beach Basket
GS & Company

Accessory World
Rogers Wireless
Telus Mobility
Photo Expert
The Source

Expert Hearing Solutions
Image Optometry
Puppies Fish & Critters
Sir Men’s Hair Style
Ultimate Hair Design

BC Lottery Corp
Charlene Hood Notary Public
Easy Financial
J’s Engraving & Keys
Moore Income Tax
RBC Royal Bank
Post Office (See J’s Engraving above)
Stitch World Drycleaning & Alterations
Scottsdale Dental Centre
Westland Insurance

Hang Lee Wok
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Mucho Burrito
Pizza Hut
Ricky’s All Day Grill

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