Quebec department store chain, Simons confirmed today that it will open a new location in Nova Scotia’s capital city. Their 17th store will be located in the Halifax Shopping Centre.
When it opens in 2024 the Halifax location will join ten stores in Quebec, three in Alberta, two in Ontario, and one in British Columbia, giving the company brand presence in all major markets in Canada from East to West.
The chain says they chose to expand to Halifax in a location that is close to the downtown core and easily accessible by public transit.
“We have been interested in the Maritimes for some time, and we’ve selected Halifax, a city that is experiencing a real renaissance along with a significant migration of Canadians and newcomers who want to live in a dynamic city while enjoying the benefits of living near the ocean,” said Bernard Leblanc, president and CEO of Simons. “As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, Halifax is a vibrant place with a customer who is interested in travel, style, and a healthy lifestyle. We are excited to be entering the market and confident that our store will attract customers from throughout the Maritimes and beyond,” he continued.
More details will be coming June 16 when Leblanc visits Halifax to meet with media and community partners.