Kay Jewely store is coming to Saskatoon.
The first store will open this fall in the mall’s new parking lot at 551 East 7th Street, just south of the Saskatoon City Hall.
It will be a small store with only about 25 to 30 people.
There will be plenty of room in the back to sit and eat and enjoy the view.
It’s been nearly three years since the mall began expanding into its new downtown location.
The mall has struggled with competition from other retailers in the area, which include the Saskatchewan Sportsmen’s Club, the Moose Jaw Warriors and the Regina Football Club.
It also has lost ground to the other malls in the city and the surrounding province, which have expanded to serve people who live outside the downtown core.
But Kay Jeweler, which is based in Calgary, will focus on selling traditional pieces such as jewelry, earrings and bracelets, and accessories like scarves, scarves and earrings, according to its website.
“It’s a new type of store that we’re excited about,” said Kim Miller, president and CEO of Kay Jewelers.
“We’ve been here for a few years, we’ve been looking at the best locations to do business and we felt that the Saskatawans were looking for something different, and we just wanted to make that a reality.”
“This is going to be a great community to do this business,” said Chris Bock, a partner at Kay Jewelery in Calgary.
The Saskatoon mall has a long history of being an art and fashion hub, and the store will be the latest addition to the city’s growing collection of specialty boutiques.
The shopping center has been a hot spot for young people for years, with young families visiting as young as 10 to shop.
But it has been slow to catch up with other malls that have been expanding to serve residents of the downtown.