New YEG Development Captures Old World Charm

Real Estate

November 3, 2020

Words by: Erin Slobodian

Photography by: Tatyana Semenova

This beautiful outdoor shopping centre is taking applications.

Its vibe feels like one you’d find a world away from Edmonton but it turns out it’s just a short distance north of the city centre. Manchester Square is quite possibly the most exciting new development in Edmonton, not only for its European aesthetic but also for its developer’s “support local” idealism.

Anton Morgulis, director of 76 Group Co., gave me a tour of the property located on the corner of 120th street and 107th avenue. Morgulis proudly pointed out the details of the building from the store front windows that actually open to allow the outside in, as well as how the builders and bricklayers hired were given creative freedom to reflect the handiwork of their European roots, which is why the fascia is different from storefront to storefront. Morgulis says the team of bricklayers were so happy building and creating that several have returned to tell him so. “And you know what happens? That energy that came from the trades, it stays here,” beamed Morgulis, “plus the detail on the brick is fantastic!”.

Near the parking lot in front of the development is a stunning outdoor fountain. There are art murals painted on the outside of the building and a 20 foot promenade for strolling while you enjoy the free wi-fi.

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Its vibe feels like one you’d find a world away from Edmonton but it turns out it’s just a short distance north of the city centre.

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According to Morgulis, the development was mostly leased to local businesses but then the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt on the world economy and many of those leasees ended up closing their businesses or cancelling their plans to relocate. Still, Morgulis is holding steady to his plan to fill each of the 19 retail spaces with businesses that are locally owned.

www.manchestersquare.ca

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