Anthem Properties Group Ltd.

Anthem Properties Group Ltd.

July 13, 2009 12:59 ET

Anthem Properties Welcomes Indigo Books, Gifts, Kids to North Town Centre

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 13, 2009) - North Town Centre prepares for carloads of families attending the grand opening events of the 22,000 square foot new format Indigo Books, Gifts, Kids store. Doors will open to shoppers on July 17th at 9:30 a.m. and Grand Opening festivities will take place on the following weekend. "It's been a very exciting July for North Town Centre," says Barb Yule, Property Manager. "We had a phenomenal turnout for the opening of T&T Supermarket and expect many families will make it a point to come down for Indigo's Grand Opening events on July 25th and 26th. There will be something for everyone from crafts, face-painting, magic shows, sampling at the in-store Starbucks and a very special appearance and book-signing by Warren Moon on Sunday July 26th. As we expect strong attendance at this event, we would like to remind shoppers that a major Edmonton Transit Bus Loop is located at North Town Centre."

Anthem commends Indigo for its community focus in support of local schools and the Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre through its Love of Reading Fund. "We anticipate families in the Griesbach and Northmount communities and beyond will make the North Town Centre Indigo a regular stop in their weekly routine. This exciting new format store will become a family entertainment destination for the whole north side of town," says Yule.

Located at 137th Avenue and 97th Street, the former North Town Mall has undergone a transformation in the last 30 months from a tired under-utilized interior mall to a revitalized shopping centre with a new design that is much more sustainable for the retailers and business owners. "We reconfigured existing space and created new space, moving existing tenants and signing on exciting new retailers including the first Bed Bath & Beyond in Western Canada," says Rob Blackwell, Vice President Commercial Development for Anthem Properties. "We are thrilled to have Indigo as part of the centre's dynamic tenant mix which also includes London Drugs, T&T Supermarket, Bed Bath & Beyond, Gold's Gym (opening later in 2009) solidifying North Town Centre as a shopping destination not just for all Northsiders but for all Edmontonians."

Anthem Properties is a privately-owned energetic real estate development, investment and management business dedicated to adding value to retail, industrial and multi-family properties throughout Western North America.

Indigo Books & Music Inc. is a publicly traded Canadian company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:IDG). As the largest book retailer in the country, Indigo operates in all provinces under different banners including Indigo Books & Music; Indigo Books, Gifts, Kids; IndigoSpirit, Chapters, The World's Biggest Bookstore, and Coles. Images are available for media use.

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