|This is the most recent Zellers location, which turned|
out to be the last, in Lethbridge. Back in the 1980s, it
was located on Mayor Magrath Drive, the current
home of The Movie Mill and Value Village.
Not so this Christmas. U.S.-based Target, which bought up the Zellers chain, began opening its own stores to replace Zellers in what it deemed to be profitable centres. Lethbridge wasn’t one of the lucky spots. Instead, there was ghostly silence where yet another retail fixture in the community went into that good night – following in the same path as Woodward’s, Woolco, Woolworth’s, and Eaton’s.
Even if we were not regulars, there was something comforting in knowing there was another store – a Canadian one – to visit if we needed something the other stores just may not have had.
Now, yet another option has disappeared, and without any fanfare. Just like those other stores.