Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Z is for Zellers

This Zellers department store is one that is slated 
to become a US based Target store in 2012 
when it will cease to be "truly Canadian" for good
another sad loss that may not actually be missed.
which is even sadder


28 comments:

Marie A. Furmanski said...

We need a law like that in The States!

EG Wow said...

Is there anything "truly Canadian" anymore? :)

Leslie: said...

I didn't hear that! Goodness, is nothing sacred anymore? lol

Leslie
abcw team

photowannabe said...

Sad that something truly Canadian will be gone forever.
The logo that states it's the law is something perhaps we need here in the States.

Roger Owen Green said...

sad, and I say that as an American.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

RedPat said...

I thought that Zelers & HBC were already foreign owned anyway. It will be sad though!

Ms. Burrito said...

Very nice!

Zing is it for me. Hope you can visit and see. Have a nice day!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Glad you captured your sign, particularly for historical purposes. I feel for you losing "truly Canadian." There's hardly anything left here that is "made in the USA." I like Target but they certainly don't offer the lowest prices.

Luna Miranda said...

I wonder when we're going to have a Target store here.:p

VioletSky said...

@ Lindy: and the prices will still be higher in Canada than 60 miles down the highway in NY.

Inger-M said...

A bright and easy to see sign, whatever the story :-)

ewok1993 said...

Is there a going-away sale or not?

Lesley said...

I, for one, won't really miss Zellers.
Neat sign, though - many of the stores don't carry that old 'lowest price is the law' mantra.

Andy said...

The Zellers in Ajax is going to be one of first conversions. To EG Wow's comment... we still have Canadian Tire, Labatt Breweries, Molson and Moosehead.

Jim Bar said...

Sad to lose an icon.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Gemma Wiseman said...

There seems to be some ambivalence regarding Zeller's demise! But even so, anything that is part of a country's identity, once gone, somehow chips away at the enchantment of identity differences!

NixBlog said...

It's sad when local businesses are replaced by global "brand" stores. Contributes to the loss of the character of a place, not to mention the economic disadvantages tot eh local communities...

Sallie (FullTiime-Life) said...

When we're on roadtrips, if we don't get away from the freeways, every city mall is just the same as every other. But most people sadly (as you say) think that is fine. At least -- if it can't be local -- it's Target and not the dreaded Walmart. (IMHO)

Tumblewords: said...

Seems to be a huge pot of melt. Nothing has single structure, it seems. Good post for Z.

Kim, USA said...

I haven't been to Zellers and they are going to close? Not nice!

Signs,Signs

Nora said...

I always liked Target when I was in the States. Not knowing what Zellers is like, I can't form a good opinion on it.

Pat said...

It's the LAW? WOW! Well, if it's ANY consolation....at least it's a TARGET coming in and not a WAL-MART!

Genie said...

I may be an American, but I hate seeing our companies going in and running out local enterprises. It is so sad. We lose so much when they leave. It is all for the dollar and “service” is no longer existence. genie

Woody said...

I hate it when native businesses go away. We had a chain called 'Clover' year ago that was pretty great. I like Target, but it won't be the same.

Halcyon said...

I've never been inside a Zellers. Maybe I'll have to check it out before it's gone. I have to admit, I like Target though.

Ebie said...

Our Macy's in downtown LA has closed a few years ago and has been renovated for the rise of a new Target!

Rebecca said...

I don't like when every town looks like the next because we all have the same mega stores or chains. I prefer seeing something unique to a region...so it is sad.

Jo Bryant said...

it is always sad when the icons go away but a great post to finish off the round: http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/z-is-for-zinke/

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