Holt Renfrew has revealed that it will close its smallest location this year, as it prepares to open a massive replacement flagship several kilometres away. The news reflects Holt’s strategy to operate stores in excess of 120,000 square feet, bringing the future of its Edmonton store into question, according to one expert.

Holt Renfrew’s 33,670 square foot CF Sherway Gardens store became part of the mall’s expansion wing when landlord Cadillac Fairview expanded the mall in the fall of 2015. Last year, inside sources confirmed that Holt Renfrew was to close the Sherway store as part of a deal to open a 130,000+ square foot replacement location at Mississauga’s Square One Shopping Centre.Saks Fifth Avenue will open a 132,000 square foot store at CF Sherway Gardens on Thursday, February 25….

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