Discount retailer Giant Tiger will open a new store in Saint John, N.B., in early November.
A grand opening is scheduled for November 4 at the 16,677-square-foot property located at 88 Consumers Drive, the retailer announced in a news release.
In conjunction with the opening, store owner Owen Perkins will make a charitable donation to Read Saint John, a non-profit organization that provides free and confidential one-on-one tutoring to adults in the Greater Saint John area.
Based in Ottawa, Giant Tiger is a private, family-owned retailer and franchisor that has more than 260 location across Canada. The company says it employs more than 10,000 “team members.” Each store is locally owned by a team member who knows the community.
The Saint John opening continues a series of expansions for Giant Tiger. Earlier this month, the retailer opened its fourth location in London, Ont.
In September, Giant Tiger opened a 20,000-sf location in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. In May, the company set up shop in Huntsville, Ont.
Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s.
In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star.
Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.