Upscale Toronto-based Pusateri’s Fine Foods will operate Saks Fifth Avenue‘s Canadian food halls. Saks’ first two food stores will open in the spring of 2016 within Saks’ Toronto Eaton Centre and Sherway Gardens stores.
The new Saks food halls will feature specialized sit-down options, as well as upscale food products and “a variety of engaging culinary stations – all showcased within a fresh and modern atmosphere”, according to a press release.
Hudson’s Bay Company CEO Richard Baker recently indicated that Saks’ Canadian food halls will each measure about 25,000 square feet, and that they will be modelled on the famous food floor at Harrod’s in London. Sources tell us that plans are in place for a large Saks food hall on the eastern half of the concourse level of the Hudson’s Bay flagship in the Toronto Eaton Centre, with three floors for Saks directly above — measuring a total of about 150,000 square feet. Saks will also open a 130,000 square foot location at Toronto’s Sherway Gardens, with both locations scheduled to open in the spring of 2016.