Greentree Mall tenants have received eviction notices and will be moving out of the mall by March next year.
The three remaining businesses at the mall: Kreations Photography, Greentree Dental, and Mark’s were given notice on October 29, but they say it wasn’t really a surprise.
“It was only a matter of time,” says Kreations Photography owner Christina Crossey. “They’re not going to keep the mall open just for me.”
She says despite the news being expected, it’s still something for her to process.
“You know it’s coming but when it’s on paper it’s real.”
She will be searching for a new location and plans to continue doing business.
Those three businesses are the last remaining at the mall, which is owned by Westview Co-op. The Drumheller Co-op operated at the location since 1978 and Greentree Mall was an active shopping centre since then, but the number of vendors have slowly decreased since the closure of the Co-op last year led to a migration of businesses from the mall.
“When the Co-op closed, everything just died. We lost traffic and everyone moved downtown,” says Crossey.
Greentree Dental says they had already been planning their relocation to a different facility downtown due to their needs, and the notice of eviction did not affect their decision.
Mark’s will move in the spring next year to a new building currently under construction near Canadian Tire.
Westview Co-op, who owns the mall, could not be reached for comment as of press time.