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New tenant for old Sears?

Some big changes are afoot at Kelowna's Orchard Park Mall.

Demolition plans have been submitted to the city's planning department for the former Sears location at the northeast corner of the mall.

"About half of the (Sears) building will be demolished and turned into parking. They are going to expand parking," says planner Adam Cseke.

"The whole parking lot is getting reconfigured, and they are adding parking."

Cseke says the Dilworth entrance will also be closed off.

According to plans, Canadian-owned Mark's Work Warehouse would move into the other half of the former Sears store.

Sears vacated both its main store and the Sears Home store in January of last year when Sears Canada shut down.

Currently, Mark's has two locations in the Central Okanagan. One in the Central Park mall at Highway 97 and Banks Road in Kelowna, and another in West Kelowna.

Cseke indicated there may be more changes coming at Orchard Park, but those plans have not yet been made public.

The demolition plan is expected to make its way to city council soon.



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