Homburg Financial Tower officially opens tonight

Published on September 23, 2010
The Homburg Financial Tower opens tonight at 5 p.m.

The sound of bagpipes will flow through the streets of downtown Charlottetown as a kilted bagpiper, perched on the fourth-storey balcony of Homburg Financial Tower, greets guests to the building’s official opening tonight.

The Homburg Financial Tower, located at 98 Fitzroy St., is the latest addition to the business landscape of downtown Charlottetown and is also the new home of two companies, including the Prince Edward Island branch of the financial services firm Richardson GMP Limited.

Peter MacDougald of Richardson GMP said the company feels fortunate to be one of the first tenants of the Homburg Financial Tower.

“We at Richardson GMP are quite pleased with our new location in the Homburg Financial Tower,” he said.

“The building offers good access to parking and a comfortable atmosphere for our clients and employees, with wonderful views of Charlottetown particularly from the top floors. As in all our locations across Canada, we like to be at centre ice.”

By mid-October, the main

level will open its doors to

Moving Designz, a unique

store specializing in modern furniture and home and cottage

décor and accessories.

Susan Snow, owner and property stylist, decided to move her business from Summerside to Charlottetown in order to expand and reach a larger market. She said being located in the Homburg Financial Tower will be a positive move for the company, particularly in terms of the location in the city’s downtown.

“Opening a store in Charlottetown has always been part of Moving Designz’ long-term business growth plan,” she said.

“We are very pleased to be moving to the main floor of the building, especially with its direct connection to the Queen Street Parkade. We have been getting nothing but positive comments and encouragement from our customers and clients regarding our new location and our move here to the Homburg Financial Tower.”

To date, several other local and off-Island businesses have expressed interest in being part of the Homburg Financial Tower.

Michael Arnold, vice-chairman for Homburg Canada Reit, described it as an exciting time ahead.

“The opportunities here are great and we want to share in the future of Charlottetown.”

The open house begins at 5 p.m.