HBC still owns the out-of-business retail chain and thought it would be fun to create a pop-up inside the Burlington Centre Hudson’s Bay!
The shop included Canadian-themed clothing and houseware items.
Sadly, no Zeddy the bear or Zellers dinner!
even though i think this zellers pop up is in my city i’m not going unless i can eat and ride zeddy pic.twitter.com/hXNpchxs7S
— miss wu (@misswuuuu) September 24, 2021
Zellers was active in Canada from 1931 to 2020 with the peak of its popularity in the late ’80s, early ’90s. In 2008, when HBC & Zellers were taken under new management the decision to drop Zellers was made and the final 3 stores remained open until early 2020.
A spokesperson from the HBC says that it’s likely to see more Zellers pop-up shops opening inside HBC locations across the country.
With the exciting promise of micro-Zellers returning to Hudson’s Bay stores, a collection of photos I took a few years ago documenting the Last Zellers in Ottawa. #ZellersIsBack pic.twitter.com/NIwD5tIj7X
— Andrew King (@twitandrewking) September 24, 2021