by Lorna Van Straaten
Local mega shopping is here South Delta!
It may have started when Walmart opened, (or perhaps it was around the time Club 16, Trevor Linden’s uber successful gym opened), but suddenly it seemed like everywhere you went in the Tsawwassen Commons you would run into people you know.
While the area originally was anchored by the destination outlet mall Tsawwassen Mills, Tsawwassen Commons has built-out the mega shopping concept, adding 40 stores outside the mall, including anchors like Walmart, Rona, Canadian Tire, HomeSense, Staples, Mark’s, Tim Hortons and others.
The list today includes an impressive 15+ restaurants, including everything from Kamome Japanese to Subway and Starbucks. Most are building a loyal base of customers and relying on the word of mouth, great deals and driven by new brands that you cannot get anywhere else in South Delta. Unique offerings by local residents like Big Kahuna Dog are a reason for food lovers to visit the Commons, but chains like Mucho Burrito, Nando’s, Menchies, A & W, Arby’s, Booster Juice, Simply Pho, Two Stones Grill, Wendy’s, Freshii and soon also the Donair Affair are popular with destination shoppers and local residents alike.
Need a hairdresser? Locals now have a second location for the popular Billie’s Barbershop (the original is still located in historic Ladner Village) and expanded their branding with Bobby Pinz Beauty Parlour. N & N Hair Salon is also located in the Commons and has expanded to offer waxing, spa & nail services. A hidden gem is Sally Beauty, offering salon quality products to the ordinary consumer. Meraki Therapeutics is your place for both massage therapy, foot-care and nails.
For the gourmet’s in the area, Kin’s Farm Market, featuring the best of local and fresh produce is strategically located right beside Cobs Bread, and Clancy’s Meats…your one stop shop for the very freshest of produce, meats and bread. And right there is also Metro Liquor, offering a wide selection of brands and specialty products.
Pets aren’t forgotten at Tsawwassen Commons, Petsmart offers the full line of pet products including grooming.
A unique offering in the Commons, is Live Well Exercise Clinic, offering a personalized health coaching environment that is focused on the individual needs of each client. An intimate environment, patrons enjoy a smaller, more personal experience than a bigger gym.
A couple recent additions have become big draws for local residents, popular Deas Island Dance moved their premises to the Commons in the fall of 2019, and a much needed childcare centre, CEFA Early Learning Childcare is available to locals and people working in the area who have a need for childcare.
A local doctor office is now available for those living in the area, Drs. Mottahed Sahota & Yee are open and accepting new patients.
Mark’s Work Wearhouse is locally owned and recommended for the reasonably priced clothing and accessories they offer. The Tsawwassen Rona moved to expand its square footage and is also locally owned and operated.
The other big anchors, Canadian Tire, HomeSense, Kal Tire, Staples and Walmart all mean that finally South Delta residents do not have to brave the tunnel to take advantage of the larger chain store selection and pricing.
If you are a big bargain shopper, not only is the outlet mall right there, Dollarama is too, and lots of parking is available.
And finally, don’t forget to fill up on gas, there is a Shell station now opened at the Tsawwassen Common too.
So if you have not had a chance to explore the Tsawwassen Commons, there is now more than 40 good reasons to do so this winter!
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