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Commons build-out practically complete
The Cowichan Commons is suffering a loss this year with the departure of one of its largest tenants.
But there are new businesses moving into the area, said Scott Mack, the director of planning and development for North Cowichan.
“We have done a couple of permits this year to basically complete that development in terms of the full build of the entire site,” he said. “They’ve had a few new tenants move in. There’s a Triple O’s —the hamburger joint — there’s a pet store, and the Commons liquor store.”
Another building permit has been submitted, but has not been issued yet for a Book Barn, said deupty planning director Brian Green.
Though new buildings have been filled or accounted for, on Oct. 8 there will be one large building waiting for a new tenant.
“Then of course there’s the big departure of RONA, deciding to close their north Cowichan operation.
“Other than that, I don’t know of any other tenants that have left or closed up,” said Mack.