Category Archives: Business Closures

Lost Highway II

Saw it, and suspected that this was what it was. Stopped on the highway, and went to the window of the abandoned gas station. Saw the Lost Highway poster and the image of one of its principal subjects, Howard Gibbs, … Continue reading

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52

In March of this year, Loblaws announced that it would build 50 new stores and renovate 100 more, at a cost of $1.2 billion, in 2015. In July, Loblaws announced that it would close 52 “consistently unprofitable” stores over the … Continue reading

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Ghost of Commerce

When an instructor at Concordia University, 1987-1992, did not venture out into the city much. Felt it was unfair to family, to develop any sort of social life, while away. So stayed around the Guy Metro Building and, later, around … Continue reading

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Your memory

In relation to “Self Target“, Lorne commented as follows (reproduced with permission): Walmart bought and closed all FW Woolworth properties to facilitate their move here. They kept the stand alone and shuttered the mall locations and anything with insufficient parking. … Continue reading

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Self Target

So Target is leaving Canada after two years and over five billion in losses. Unclear whether the losses include all the capital costs thrown away. Leaving recently-opened or near-opened stores. Multifloor anchor store in Bayshore Mall that didn’t get opened … Continue reading

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Christmas Closure

In terms of the timing. Maple Leaf Foods announcing sooner than anticipated closure of Winnipeg plant. Kellogg’s also closing in London, just before Christmas. Announcing the closure one year earlier, just before Christmas. Resolute Forest Products does the same in … Continue reading

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Leamington: Simcoe Lessons

Simcoe scene, above, as referred to me by Michael Todd. Considering pending Heinz closure in Leamington. Estimated job losses have recently been reduced from 750 to 500, given the prospective plant sale to new business owners, including a Heinz plant … Continue reading

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