UPDATED: Giant Tiger replacing Summerside Zellers

Colin MacLean colin.maclean@tc.tc
Published on January 10, 2013

Canadian retailer Giant Tiger has announced that it will take over at least part of the current Summerside Zellers location when that store closes this spring.

The company made the announcement via a press release on Thursday.

This will be the retailer's first location on Prince Edward Island.

The company is thrilled to be expanding to the Island, wrote Greg Farrell, president and chief operations officer of Giant Tiger Stores Limited.

"The residents of Prince Edward Island have been asking us for a long time to bring our unique brand values to the Island and we can't wait to have the Summerside store as a part of the Giant Tiger family," said Farrell.

Giant Tiger expects to occupy about 19,000 square feet of the current Zellers location at the County Fair Mall.

The release stated that the new store is expected to open its doors on April 19, 2014. There was no reason given as to why the opening date is more than a year away.

Giant Tiger has more than 200 locations across Canada and employs more than 7,000 people.  It was founded in 1961 in Ottawa’s Byward Market.