Zellers opening at Edmonton’s Kingsway Mall in 2023

After a decade, Edmontonians will be able to shop at Zellers this year.

The brand is opening a store in the capital city’s Kingsway Mall north of downtown, as well as 24 other locations across the country, it announced early Wednesday.

All of the Zellers stores will be located within Hudson’s Bay, which acquired the brand in 1978.

In addition, the brick-and-mortar locations will be accompanied by the first-ever online Zellers store, Zellers.ca.

No opening date has been publicly announced, but Zellers said all in-person stores and the online store will open simultaneously.

“With a core focus on design and value – and a hint of the nostalgia that Canadians know and love – Zellers is gearing up to become the new go-to, from lifestyle to home and almost everything in between,” read a statement from The Bay’s public relations team.

Jenny Pham worked at the Kingsway Mall Zellers in the late 1990s while she was a student at NAIT.

“I absolutely loved my time there, I loved everybody I worked with. I didn’t think I loved it at the time, but looking back you know it kind of makes me smile,” Pham said.

When the new Zellers opens, she said she’s hoping to be one of the first to visit and see what the new concept has to offer.

“I’m kind of curious what they will be selling. My little sister had a favorite teddy bear, the Zeddy Bear,” Pham said. “I don’t know if she still has it but I’m hoping we see one of those in the kiosk.”

“The memories will be nice to think about again.”

Zellers stores will also open up in Calgary’s Sunridge Mall and the Medicine Hat Mall.

Hudson’s Bay Company announced Zellers’ return in the summer of 2022.

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