It appears that Target may not come to Brentwood after all because it will be too close to it's Target store slated to open in Metrotown. It's been said that Walmart and Canadian Tire have declined to replace the outgoing Zellers after it closes its doors and although staff at other Zellers locations have been given notices, the staff at Brentwood have not. However, unionized workers have signed an agreement that ends March 2013. (article below) This most likely means that Zellers will be closing by March 2013.
Rumour has it that a large grocery store is eyeing the space left behind by Zellers. A grocery store would definitely be a welcome addition to the area. Sobeys has been the grocery store rumoured to be interested in Brentwood.
Zellers members accept new deal
March 27, 2012
UFCW 1518 members employed at Zellers Brentwood Mall store have voted 89% in favour of terms for a new contract.
Members at this store have been in a difficult situation regarding their future job security with the impending takeover of the company by Target. Highlights of the agreement include signing bonuses, and a store closure agreement. The term of the agreement is retroactive to April 1, 2011 through March 31, 2013.
The Union Negotiating Committee is Caroline Lacroix and Germaine Rion, assisted by Donna Tremblay (UFCW 1518 Staff Negotiator).