Former Edmonton Petroleum Membership to open new digs within the metropolis middle by way of fall 2022

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“We really had to find the perfect fit and we feel like that’s it”

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Hamdi Issawi Edmonton City Center Mall east of the future home of the Edmonton City Club on Friday, January 7, 2022. Edmonton City Center Mall east of the future home of the Edmonton City Club on Friday, January 7, 2022. Photo by David Bloom /Mail media

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A private club with years of experience in the Edmonton business world has found a new home in downtown Edmonton, where it plans to open its doors this fall.

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In a press release on Friday, Edmonton City Club, renamed Edmonton Petroleum Club in 2020, announced its new digs on the top level of the east side of the mall, where it will be accessible via the core’s pedestrian network.

Teresa Stange, the club’s member director, told Postmedia that the new location, a one-story, 26,000-square-foot space, will replace the former EvelineCharles Academy.

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The new space “allows us to create the club we envisioned right from the start,” said Stange in an email. “We really had to find the perfect fit and we think it is.”

In the press release, Club President Anthony Nelson said the board was specifically looking for a central and accessible downtown location where members can meet, meet and do business in a world where the COVID-19 pandemic is the way of working and has changed the place where people work.

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“We know the business environment has changed for our city and the pandemic has forced many people to work from home,” said Nelson. “The new club was developed with particular attention to the business and lifestyle needs of today’s professionals and is designed to help our members get back into the local business world in a safe and healthy way.”

According to the press release, the downtown location will include a business center with office facilities and meeting rooms where members can work and socialize, enjoy upscale dining and a calendar of events.

The old Edmonton Petroleum Club, which opened in 1958 and closed in 2014, is being demolished in Edmonton on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. The old Edmonton Petroleum Club, which opened in 1958 and closed in 2014, is being demolished in Edmonton on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Photo by Ian Kucerak /Mail media

In its previous form, the club was located at Kingsway and 108 Street, south of Kingsway Mall, where it opened in 1958.

Members voted to end the services in 2014 before the building was sold and demolished in 2018, although the club continued to hold events at private venues across the city.

According to the club’s website, the fall 2022 opening date will depend on the completion of a successful membership campaign that is currently accepting applications for 2023-2024 at a reduced price and including options for non-resident members who live outside of the city. .

Stange said there are currently 500 memberships for sale, and while some members of the former Edmonton Petroleum Club will join the Edmonton City Club as legacy members, this latest development is aimed at attracting diverse membership.

– With files from Jonny Wakefield

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