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Zellers is keeping one Toronto store open

In January 2011, trendy low-cost giant Target took over 220 leases from not-so-trendy low-cost giant Zellers, and ever since, the latter has been winding down operations. However, it seems Zellers isn’t actually going extinct. Parent company HBC says that three Canadian stores are staying open under the Zellers name, including the store in Toronto’s Kipling Queensway Mall. That location, plus a pair of stores in Vancouver and Montreal, are shifting toward more fashion apparel and higher-end home products. With the first four Toronto-area Target stores opening this spring, we’re curious to see if the refresh is enough to keep the Zellers name alive. [The Now Newspaper]