SUMMERSIDE – After more than a year of preparation P.E.I.’s first Giant Tiger is on the home stretch to opening day.
A customer makes a purchase during a recent Giant Tiger store grand opening in Canada. Submitted photo
The national discount retail chain is taking over much of the space formerly occupied by Zellers in the County Fair Mall in Summerside.
The mall has undergone significant renovations and remodeling to accommodate the new store.
Alison Scarlett, with Giant Tiger, reported recently that they are on schedule for an April 12 grand opening. Staff will start moving into the store on March 20 to set it up.
“We are currently in the process of planning all of our opening day activities. Giant Tiger will be opening with a ‘roar,’ said Scarlett.
Details of the grand opening are still being nailed down, she added, however, could confirm that there will be a live music, prizes for the first 50 people in line and various promo giveaways.
Scarlett also advised that the store recently opened its hiring process to fill 29 full and part time positions.
Anyone who would like to apply for one of these positions may do so online at www.gianttiger.com/careers.
She also introduced the store’s manager as David Bryanton,
“Opening a new Giant Tiger Stores is incredibly exciting. The energy that comes from the support staff, our associates and the community at large is wonderful,” said Bryanton.
For anyone who’s not familiar with Giant Tiger, the store will include family fashions, work wear, housewares and home fashions, seasonal merchandise and grocery, including fresh produce. The grocery section of the store will encompass about 3,000 square feet of the roughly 24,000 square feet store.
Anyone who would like to be kept abreast of the store’s progress, and enter to win gift cards, is encouraged to “like” the store’s newly launched Facebook page.