August 11, 2019 6:43 pm
Updated: August 12, 2019 12:32 pm

Edmonton Chapters store on Whyte Ave closing its doors

Chapters on 82 Avenue and 105 Street in Edmonton.

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A long-time staple on Whyte Avenue is closing its doors.

The Chapters bookstore on Edmonton’s 82 Avenue and 105 Street is expected to close by the end of the year.

“After over 20 wonderful years at Chapters Strathcona, we can confirm that we will not be renewing our lease and that the store will be closing in a few months,” Kate Gregory, director of public relations with Indigo, said.

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.

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