UPDATED: Giant Tiger opening in Summerside

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New store will take over part of outgoing Zellers; opening April 2014

Summerside Zellers location.

Retailer Giant Tiger has announced that it will take over at least part of the current Summerside Zellers location, with plans to open in April 2014.

Giant Tiger announced Thursday it plans to open its first P.E.I. store at 475 Granville Street North, Summerside, taking approximately 19,000 square feet of the closing Zeller's space.

“We are thrilled to be expanding into Prince Edward Island,” said Greg Farrell, president and COO, Giant Tiger Stores Ltd., in a news release.

“The residents of Prince Edward Island have been asking us for a long time to bring our unique brand values to the Island and we can’t wait to have the Summerside store as a part of the Giant Tiger family.”

The new store will open on April 19, 2014.

Giant Tiger is a Canadian-owned family discount store, providing family fashions, groceries and everyday needs. Established in 1961 in Ottawa’s Byward Market, the privately held company has grown to over 200 locations across Canada, including one Islanders are likely familiar with, just off the TransCanada Highway in Truro, N.S.

Organizations: Giant Tiger

Geographic location: Summerside

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Recent comments

  • Grace
    January 24, 2014 - 11:50

    Hi There Where and when will you be hiring? Thank you Grace

  • carol
    January 11, 2013 - 17:01

    It is nice that Giant Tiger will be coming to Sside, it's nice the building wont be vacant, but Walmart will still remain a favorite place for many to shop.

  • sharon oleary
    January 11, 2013 - 10:13

    I am thrilled that Giant Tiger is coming to Summerside!! I was hoping that it would eventually make its way to the island. Always loved shopping there when in Ontario so I can't wait till it opens. It is great to have a Canadian store to shop in. I will support it 100%. I won't be shopping at Walmart once it gets open. yahoo!

  • Tracey Mac
    January 11, 2013 - 07:00

    I loveeee Giant Tiger and have been begging for one to come to Charlottetown for years but it will be worth the drive to Summerside !

  • East Prince Shopper
    January 10, 2013 - 22:45

    Would someone please tell me what is so outstanding about Giant Tiger and what I can purchase there that I can't buy at Walmart, Superstore, or even one of the "better" dollar stores? I heard someone describe it today as "just another store with more junk from China". With the addition of a few fresh vegetables, I couldn't agree more. l

  • Had
    January 10, 2013 - 18:38

    great news another reason I will not leave the Island to go else where to shop now if we get costco it will be perfect

  • Good news
    January 10, 2013 - 18:30

    Great, S'side will not be losing the Zellers jobs and it will have revenue coming in.

  • barry from ontario
    January 10, 2013 - 18:13

    I shopped at GT in ont and not much difference in price.For the most part its product thats almost out of date or discontinued

  • K
    January 10, 2013 - 16:29

    It's not till next year :(

  • Help . . .
    January 10, 2013 - 14:21

    Isn't the nickname for Basil Stewart the Giant Tiger? Anyway, I used to go to church on Sunday and now I go to the Big Box stores . . . what the hell's wrong with me?

  • Laura
    January 10, 2013 - 14:12

    OMG!!! This is great news!!! I will be saving up for their grand opening. Looks like a March shopping spree at GT coming up for the spring :) I can't wait, No more traveling out of the province to get mt GT fix!!!

  • Winsloe
    January 10, 2013 - 12:51

    Great news!!

  • s gallant
    January 10, 2013 - 11:27

    Yahoo, giant tiger one of my favorite stores. Glad we are getting some different ones here. I will be waiting to shop there.