The Hudson’s Bay Company officially closes its downtown Winnipeg location

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The Hudson’s Bay Company is closing its downtown Winnipeg location two months ahead of schedule due to pandemic restrictions.
In October, the company announced that it was due to close in February due to a “change in consumer behavior.” But on Monday, a spokesperson for the retailer confirmed that the doors were officially closed on November 30.

“In light of the recently announced restrictions on non-essential retail by the Manitoba government, we have made the decision to close this location,” said spokesperson Tiffany Bourré.

The company said it will continue to serve Winnipeggers at its Polo Park and St. Vital locations, as well as online.

Once the city’s shopping center, in recent years only two of the building’s six floors were open to buyers. (Tyson Koschik / CBC)

“The historic building has been a landmark in Winnipeg for generations and we remain committed to working with our partners to find opportunities for this location that will have a positive impact on the community,” said Mr. Bourré.

The Hudson’s Bay Company building at the corner of Portage Avenue and Memorial Boulevard opened on November 18, 1926. In recent years, only two of the building’s six floors have been open to customers.

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