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London Drugs delays store opening until at least the spring

One of the main retail tenants of the troubled Olympic village project remains bullish about the development despite having to delay its opening date.

“In due course, once the village is occupied, it will be an amazing place to live and be a retailer,” Donna Figueira, director of real estate for London Drugs and its group of companies, said in an interview Tuesday.

Green sign on windows of what will be the London Drugs at Millennium Water in the Olympic Village

London Drugs at Millennium Water

“We absolutely look forward to opening our store once all the residential is occupied and the balance of retail is open as well.”

London Drugs is one of several retailers with plans to open at the Millennium Southeast False Creek Properties, which last week agreed to relinquish control to court-appointed receiver Ernst & Young, which will sell the remaining 480 units.

The City of Vancouver took control of the project in an effort to recoup $740 million in taxpayer funds.

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London Drugs delays store opening until at least the spring.

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