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Shoppers at the Corner Brook Plaza are seen walking by the shopping centre’s three newest tenants. West 49, Urban Planet and Urban Kids opened on Friday.
Shoppers at the Corner Brook Plaza are seen walking by the shopping centre’s three newest tenants. West 49, Urban Planet and Urban Kids opened on Friday. - Diane Crocker

A section of the Corner Brook Plaza that has been shut off to shoppers since the closure of Target in 2015 reopened on Friday with a new look and some new stores.

YM Inc. added to its list of brands currently available at the shopping centre with the opening of Urban Planet, Urban Kids and West 49.

The company already has Suzy Shier and Bluenotes locations at the centre.

Luciano Molina, a district manager with the company, said Urban Kids provides clothing and accessories for children up to age 12. Then those shoppers move into Urban Planet which focuses on an age demographic from 16-34.

West 49, he said caters to skateboarders from five and all the way up into adulthood. The company’s website describes it as Canada’s number 1 men’s, ladies’ and boys’ action sports retailer.

Molina said the Toronto-based company has been attracted to eastern Canada because of the response it’s been getting to all of its brands. The three stores that opened in Corner Brook also have locations at the Avalon Mall in St. John’s.

While there were quite a few shoppers checking out the new stores Molina said Friday’s opening was a soft one.

That event will take place on July 14.

The shopping centre is owned by Westcliff and a floor plan on the company’s website shows the Ardene store moving from its current location into the reopened section and a Dollarama taking up another space. A Boston Pizza restaurant also opened there in June and there’s still room to accommodate more stores.

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