David and Goliath- those businesses in Tsawwassen and Ladner and the Mega Tsawwassen Mills Mall and Tsawwassen Commons Mall

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There is a lot happening on that very sensitive part of Delta, the floodplain that houses Class 1 agricultural land, the Port of Vancouver and of course the new 1.2 million square foot mega mall on First Nations land.

Today, one of the first businesses in Tsawwassen Commons,  which is a locally serving new mall  to the north of the very big consumer mall opened for business. That mall is 550,000 square feet, roughly half the size of the mega mall. And it is specifically designed to capture consumers within a seven minute drive. What that really means is that it is designed not for regional attraction, but to take business from customers living in Tsawwassen and Ladner, people currently using local services there or elsewhere.

business_sustainability_strategyThe South Delta Sustainable Business Strategy sponsored by the Corporation of Delta was released last  year and worked through 58 recommendations for businesses in…

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