While we all play Smartass’ guess who’s coming to the Rupert Square game, here’s a reverse of the positive retail flow.
The Terrace Zellers location is scheduled to close its doors in January of 2007, the long time anchor of the Skeena Mall (it was a K Mart before the Big Z took over) is part of a number of stores across Canada to close as part of the Hudson Bay Company’s reorganization plans.
Can’t say as it’s a surprise to me. Anytime I went into the Zellers in Terrace I found it dumpy and dark, felt like taking the staff over to the lighting aisle and showing them which of the flourescent tubes to use to add some light to the store.
The difference in the shopping experience between Wal Mart, Canadian Tire and even that Big Box Grocery store down the road from Wal Mart was markedly different than that of Zellers. Always felt like I wanted to get out of Zellers as soon as I got in the store.
Guess that’s another notch on the Wal mart belt, but Zellers didn’t really do much in Terrace to try to take them on anyways, so I can’t say as its a shock to hear they are closing.