NEW WESTMINSTER (NEWS1130) – SkyTrain users will soon have a new shopping option in New Westminster. The 200,000 square foot retail space is at the base of three condo towers at 8th and Columbia, which are almost sold out.

Plaza 88 developer, Michael Degelder, doesn’t think there’s anything like this in North America. “The combination of the residential and the retail allows one to live, work and play in our development. It allows the access to the SkyTrain station.”

Along with several restaurants, retail outlets and banking, there will also be a 10-screen movie theatre. The whole project – including the retail space and three towers – is 1.2 million square feet and cost $350 million to build.