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Some stores in Kamloops mall remain closed; possibly for good

Davids Tea has yet to reopen its location in the Kamloops Aberdeen mall.
June 18, 2020 - 3:15 PM

Although many retail stores have reopened with new COVID-19 protocols in place, several remain closed in Kamloops's Aberdeen mall.

La Senza is among these, and will be closing for good. The fate of the remaining closed stores is less certain.

Currently, the unopened stores include Davids Tea, Bath and Body Works, Call it Spring, Jersey City and Peoples Jewellers. 

Call it Spring is owned by Aldo, and has yet to reopen in the Aberdeen Mall.
Call it Spring is owned by Aldo, and has yet to reopen in the Aberdeen Mall.

According to a statement released by the company earlier this week, Davids Tea has not paid rent at any of its stores for April, May or June.

All of their locations were closed on March 17, and it's unknown when and how many of them will reopen. 

Davids Tea also said in the statement it may pursue a formal restructuring as the company looks to close some of its unprofitable locations.

The Montreal-based shoe chain Aldo Group, which owns Call it Spring, has also been facing financial challenges due to COVID-19.

No statements have been released from the retail companies thus far regarding the reopening of their Kamloops locations.


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