The last two remaining Zellers stores in Canada are closing this month
The last two remaining Zellers stores in Canada are officially closing at the end of the month, marking the end of an era for the Canadian retailer.
The last two locations in Canada can be found in Ottawa and Toronto. Both stores, which are stocked with discounted merchandise from the Bay, will be closing officially by the end of the month.
There’s still a Zellers in Toronto/Etobicoke. No restaurant (The Skillet), no mascot (Zeddy), and no Cherokee. It’s basically an outlet store for Hudson’s Bay, and has been “closing” for over a year now. #zellers pic.twitter.com/CUrt8PRQHV— Michael Leary (@Michael_Leary) January 7, 2020
News of the retailer's final demise became public in the fall of 2019. A spokesperson for the retailer said the closure is all part of a normal course of business.
“Through the normal course of business we continually evaluate store performance and other factors, and may determine it necessary to close a store,” spokeswoman Tiffany Bourre wrote in an emailed statement to Global News in September.
The news of the closure has sparked fond memories of Canada's 1990's and early 2000's retail scene for some.
Who could forgot the catchy jingles or store mascot, Zeddy?
The best part about Zellers; the questionable restaurant. The worst thing about Zellers; this mini Zeddy ferris wheel my fat ass could never fit in/ride. pic.twitter.com/0OYhad50Cg— Jessica Oleander 🇨🇦 (@xoxovercome) January 7, 2020
Many people also recall the in store restaurant, which is now just a distant memory.
the Mac and Cheese at the zellers restaurant was always amazing. To this day it leaves a hole in my heart— Eswizzle (@eswizzle97) January 7, 2020
What about this iconic commercial?
Farewell, Zellers! We will always remember that the lowest price is the law...and more! pic.twitter.com/vfLB5snVCp— DJ DANNY D! 🌻 (@DannyDingo88) January 7, 2020
Many are sad to see the final stores go, even if they didn't even know they were there to begin with.
As a Canadian, I got so hyped thinking it was trending because it was coming back. Nope. Apparently the last one is dead. RIP Zellers. We'll miss you. #Zellers pic.twitter.com/gAg1zcKF2w— Nyamine 🍁 (@NyamineED) January 7, 2020
Perhaps all those who are saddened by the shuttering of the final locations will find comfort in the 70 to 90 per cent off closing sales.
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