Boitanio Mall Manager Jeanette Tuerlings and the mall owners issued a statement Tuesday dispelling rumors circulating in the community that the mall is closing or being sold.
“We have heard many comments and rumors about the merchants and businesses at Boitanio Mall in Williams Lake,” Tuerlings says. “The rumor about Boitanio Mall being torn down and re-developed into senior and low-cost housing is not true.
“The Boitanio Mall is not closing.
“The Boitanio Mall has not been sold and is not for sale.”
Tuerlings says the landlord, Janda Group, is actively working on securing a new anchor tenant to replace Zellers that is scheduled to close next year in March 2013.
She says the existing merchants will continue to serve the shoppers of Williams Lake and the surrounding area.
“The landlord and management have an obligation to our merchants and the shopping public to maintain a welcoming, safe and comfortable shopping experience,” Tuerlings says. “With the continued support of the stakeholders, merchants and shoppers we will be able to renew the shopping centre into a dynamic and unique location in the heart of the city.”
Tuerlings says the owners and management welcome leasing inquiries.
To get more information on leasing a commercial retail unit please contact Jeanette Tuerlings at the mall administration office 250-392-4169 for a tour of spaces and leasing rates.
“We offer competitive rental rates at fair market value to qualified lessees,” Tuerlings says.