Canadian Tire in Langford is doubling its retail space.
The 14-year-old store is transforming into what Canadian Tire calls a “smart store.”
“It the newest remodeling concept for Canadian Tire,” said store owner Tim Curry.
Canadian Tire has about 40 of these “smart stores” in Canada.
The store at Westshore Town Centre is increasing its footprint by about 50 per cent.
Some of the key areas of expansion include the outdoor living, seasonal garden centre, kitchen, professional fishing shop and automotive departments, said Curry.
“There will be a full size replica Nascar suspended above the automotive department and a 54 cubic foot aquarium in the pro fish shop,” Curry explained.
Once the transition to “smart store” is made Curry will also bring in demonstrations for topics such as power tool operations and cooking.
“The West Shore is ready for it and our customers deserve a better store,” Curry said.
“It will be a much more friendly store. We want to be a big box store with community flavour.”
The renovations and expansion began in November and are scheduled to be complete at the end of May.