A new store for all your home and houseware needs is set to open this summer.
Heather and Malcolm Suttie will be bringing a new retail concept to Bishop’s Landing that includes women’s clothing, housewares, home décor, and baby items to be known as URBN-ish.
Originally from New Brunswick, Heather and Malcolm founded room2remember in Fredericton nearly 20 years ago. The store has become synonymous in the Fredericton area as a go-to for home décor and women’s clothing.
“We are extremely excited to open up at Bishop’s Landing,” said Malcolm Suttie. “The property paired with the waterfront location will provide exposure on so many levels and allow us to engage a new customer base.”
The couple’s newfound freedom as empty nesters in Fall 2020 had them moving to Halifax on a new life adventure. They love how the city is focused on urban development but not at the expense of its maritime appeal.
“There’s such a vibrancy to Halifax and it allows us to remain close to our Fredericton business” said Heather Suttie. “We considered making a move to Toronto or Vancouver but thanks to COVID and the Atlantic Bubble, we had to explore closer opportunities ”. We quickly fell in love with Halifax and we’re ready to call it home. We just needed to decide what we were going to do”.
With retail running in their blood, they’re bringing their knowledge as well as the “proven” best products from their Fredericton concept to URBN-ish. Having left their mark on retail in Fredericton, this new project aims to do the same in downtown Halifax. “We have an incredible team in Fredericton that will continue to run the room2remember location,” added Heather Suttie. “We’ll lean on them to continue to excel, even through the pandemic, and provide guidance from a distance while working on this new project.”
The store will be targeting the downtown communities as the place to go for kitchen essentials, baby gift giving ideas, or just picking up that special clothing item for yourself.
“We’re fortunate to have Heather and Malcolm with us as retail partners. Their passion is obvious and consistent with all our partners at Bishop’s Landing. They know their products and look forward to sharing them with their Halifax customers ” said Colin Beiswanger, Commercial Leasing Manager for Southwest Properties.
The store will have presence along both Lower Water Street and the Bishop’s Landing piazza located in the South Building of Bishop’s Landing. Expected opening of the store is summer 2021.