A couple years ago we heard a rumor that Doris Market might move from its location on Yamato at Lakeridge Blvd. The plaza, Yamato Village Center, was sold to a new owner in 2014, and Doris Market stayed. A manager told us that the new owner has made significant improvements to the plaza, especially regarding lighting, and that has helped business.
We’ve been there a few times recently and we noticed big changes in the market. First, they are expanding. The space just east of the current entrance was occupied by Yamato Pharmacy, which have moved. Doris Market will take over that space. With other changes they will add about 2500 square feet in total.
In the photo below you can see the beginning of remodeling work near the entrance, and you can also see the former Yamato Pharmacy front on the left.
Here is a closer shot of the front of the former Yamato Pharmacy …
They’re doing significant remodeling in various areas of the store. Below is a shot in the entry area which we believe will be expanded …
… and another shot from inside the store near the grocery area:
Last this is a shot of a sign they have showing the new look they’re going for:
From our conversations it sounds like it’s taking longer than they expected but should be fully remodeled by this summer.