Initially, HBC said that the Zellers in Hull would remain open as well as the one in Aylmer but now have decided to change their mind regarding the Hull store. The store looks to be much busier then the one in Aylmer.
So now, starting next year only one Zellers will be left in Gatineau in top of converting the one at the Galeries de Gatineau to a Target.
Hopefully, some tenants will fill up the void of the Zellers at Place Cartier, because aside from a couple of grocery stores and the Galeries de Hull, virtually everything in the Hull sector in big retail and departments stores are situated in Le Plateau.
The city of Gatineau have done a very poor job regarding St-Joseph Blvd so far. Most of the empty shells on the northern part of the boulevard are still empty shells.