Well guys, if you don’t have anyone for Valentine’s Day, take heart. At least we know what Lisa Dutton’s hubby will be probably getting for Valentine’s Day.
Brant Road 4, also known as Cockshutt Road, appears to be blockaded at Tutela Heights by a group from Six Nations this morning. No word yet on how long the blockade will last and if this is permanent or temporary. The blockade seems to be part of the upping of the ante for the Idle No More movement. Brantford Police are cutting traffic off at Birketts Lane and Brant OPP are redirecting cars at Phelps Rd (Brant Rd 18). The protest is expected to last most of the day.
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So in case you didn’t read the press release today, Target Canada purchased the leases of an additional 84 stores, including the Brantford Plaza.
So the long standing rumours are over. Now it’s just when do they convert the Zellers store into a Target, which the press release indicates that each store will get six to nine months notice of the conversion, allowing the stores to liquidate inventory and finalize for a renovation.
Brantford Zellers joins it’s sister stores, such as the Cambridge Centre Zellers, Laurention Power Centre in Kitchener, and 3 of the 4 Hamilton are Zellers, which will all make the conversion.
Further into the release you see the Tillsonburg Zellers was acquired by Target as well….. But, it was only in Target’s hand an hour before it was traded to Walmart Canada, who according to their release, will be converting it to a Walmart, finally making their exit from the former Norfolk Mall. That Norfolk Mall store so small and cramped, so this is a smart move on their part as they can reno and expand the Tillsonburg Town Centre location.
One store left in the air, and near and dear to my heart, is the Simcoe Zellers store. The little store with heart was not included in phase one nor phase two of the Target’s plans for Canada. I love that store, and the vast majority of the employees in it…. so here’s hoping Zellers uses it as one of their small format stores, which are to be determined late this year or in the new year.