A Zellers store will re-open in suburban Ottawa on April 3rd. It will be one of only three stores still in existence, joining locations in suburban Toronto and Vancouver.
Ottawa’s Zellers will be located in the Bells Corners area of Nepean, adjacent to a Loblaws grocery store. It will carry fashion clearance and home products from Hudson’s Bay Company stores. The location was originally a Zellers store whose lease wasn’t picked up by Target or Walmart.
In January of 2011 it was announced that Target would take over 220 Zellers leases from the Hudson’s Bay Company. Most Zellers store locations were closed by early 2013.
In January of 2013, it was revealed that the Hudson’s Bay Company would keep three Zellers stores open – one at 1255 The Queensway in Toronto, one at Place Bourassa in Montreal and one at the Semiamo Shopping Centre in White Rock, BC. The Montreal location has since closed.