I'm beginning to worry that it's not actually going to be an Oilers store, but rather zamboni space for the plaza rink. The June 2021 floor plans show just a small space there, and the rest of the area in the podium as Available Retail. Hopefully it just isn't updated, though? The Ice District Authentics website is selling stuff for now and says pickup is available in Ford Hall during Oilers games. I really hope they do end up with a full store, because it's absolutely absurd that they don't have one right now.
As I remember that was for the Zamboni, and yes it would make sense to have an Oilers store some where in the plaza. But maybe they think the ones in the concourse and the pop up one in ford hall during games is enough?
^It's both. The façade change is for a roll-up door for the Zamboni.
Major Development Permit
Job No 395066341-002
To construct exterior (removal of a door and glazing and replace with an overhead glazing door) and interior alterations and to renovate and operate a portion of the event level 1 (ground floor) that is a General Retail Store in Ford Hall, adjacent to the Ice District Plaza main entrance to Rogers Place to create a room to park a Zamboni (ice resurfacer) to be used to maintain the ice rink in the plaza.