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Edmonton Chapters store on Whyte Ave closing its doors Oct. 26

Chapters on 82 Avenue and 105 Street in Edmonton. .
Chapters on 82 Avenue and 105 Street in Edmonton. . Global News

A long-time staple on Whyte Avenue is closing its doors in a few weeks.

The last day the Chapters bookstore on 82 Avenue and 105 Street will be open to the public is Saturday, October 26, the company said Wednesday.

“All of our Strathcona team members have been offered a role within our fleet of stores in the city,” Kate Gregory, director of public relations with Indigo, said when confirming the closing date.

“It’s been a pleasure being part of the Strathcona community for over 20 years, and we look forward to continuing to serve our customers at our other locations throughout the city,” she added.

Gregory confirmed back in August that the company was not be renewing its lease and that the store would be closing in a few months. Gregory did not specify why the bookstore is leaving the Whyte Avenue location.

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“Though this was a difficult decision, we are dedicated to the community and look forward to continuing to serve our customers through our 15 Indigo, Chapters, Coles and Indigospirit locations in Edmonton, as well as at indigo.ca,” she said in a statement.

The site isn’t expected to be vacant for long though. Clothing store Winners is expected to move in in the New Year, however the company wouldn’t confirm that information to Global News.

“When opening new stores, we tend to announce our plans when we believe the time is right to do so competitively,” Jordan White, public relations coordinator for Winners and Marshalls, said in a statement on Monday.

“Generally speaking, it is our practice not to announce store openings or details until closer to an intended opening date,” he added, saying an official press release will be issued in due time.

— With files from Karen Bartko, Global News