UPDATED: Giant Tiger opening in Summerside

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

Published on January 10, 2013
Summerside Zellers location.
Stephen Brun/Journal Pioneer

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.