(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Another month has passed and yet another store is leaving the Intetcity Shopping Centre.
Sources in the mall have told TRCCTB.COM that West49 is in the midst of closing their doors. Sale signs state “Everything must go” and “50 to 80% off”. Stores have been closing in the mall at an alarming rate.
Employees of other stores that have shuttered their doors have cited the high rent and low foot traffic as reasons which helped push along previous closures.
West49 has also closed down at least one other store this year, that one being in Mississauga, Ontario.
We are waiting for more details about the closure, such as if the store is moving to another location or closing down for good.
Confirmed: Last day is April 27th, 2019.
Early informaiton is leading us to believe they are closing their doors and shoppers will have to head online or travel to another city for their West49 fix.
One person believes they are merging with another store and West49 products will still be available locally. “Urban Planet” is the store where it is believed their products will still be available.
Boathouse sells all the same products, except for West49 items, although it’s possible they may after this closure.
Online retailers such as Amazon and eBay are clearly having a detrimental impact to brick-and-mortar stores and malls across the country.
We will be updating this story as more information becomes available.
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