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Sudbury’s Four Corners is a retail hub

Southridge Mall exterior Photo By Marg Seregelyi                   2007

The city’s South End is the third largest neighourhood in the city after New Sudbury (pop. 24,329), and The Valley (pop. 23,978). This area of the city is slated for more growth in the next decade especially in the Algonquin Rd. area subdivisions such as Mallard’s Landing, Fiddler’s Green, Vintage Green and Mariposa.

The South End provides a variety of shopping and dining experiences to serve its residents. It also attracts consumers from throughout the city.

There is a nice mix of locally owned shops here as well as franchises and major chain stores. Everything from dollar stores to a BMW dealership; $15 clip joints to posh upscale salons and spas; cheap and cheerful clothing outlets to designer boutiques. Hungry? There are fast-food places, coffee shops, family-style restaurants and gourmet dining rooms.

In the past decade, there was been significant retail growth along Long Lake Rd. and along Regent St. heading toward Algonquin Rd.

Three major grocery stores are located at the Four Corners. There is a fourth grocery store located in the Walmart Supercentre a few minutes away on Long Lake Rd.

Like the Four Corners, Plaza 69 is a Sudbury landmark. Don Archer opened a pharmacy at the intersection of Paris and Regent (Highway 69) more than 40 years ago and it grew into a plaza with a grocery store, bank, flower store and other services and offices. Earlier on, the pharmacy was one of the only places in the entire region open seven days a week and most holidays. A few years ago, the pharmacy became a Shoppers Drug Mart.

Across the street, Southridge Mall (1933 Regent St.) is anchored by Giant Tiger. Dollarama, Northern Reflection and Laura Secord are some of the 30 stores located in this climate-controlled shopping area.

Cedar Point Mall, also at Regent and Paris, is home to a variety of shops, services and medical offices. Shops include Gourmet World, and Adoro Olive Oils and Vinegars. Aquilon Foot Clinic is also located here.

Four Corners Plaza on Long Lake Rd. at Regent is home to a bank, a major pharmacy, and a medical centre.

SmartCentres Sudbury is situated on 18.5 acres of land fronting Long Lake Rd., directly north of Hwy 17. The Walmart Supercentre anchors the site.

The 12,000-square-foot LCBO at the SmartCentre is Northern Ontario’s largest outlet. It offers almost 2,500 different wines, spirits, beers, ready-to-drink cocktails and coolers and beverage alcohol gift packs. There is a prominent Ontario VQA and a Vintages section offering 470 fine wines and premium spirits.  The store also offers a walk-in cold room showcasing a vast array of beer. Other features include a premium whisky section.

Sudburians love their Canadian Tire store. It is the major attraction to Algonquin Square at 2259 Regent St.

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