Dorm Relief: Zellers Stores to Remain Open 24 Hours for Student Shoppers going 'Back to Dorm'

    VICTORIA, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - Getting ready to go 'Back to Dorm' next week?
In an effort to help university and college students returning to school next
week, the Zellers, Hillside Centre store in Victoria is one of 31 across
Canada that will remain open 24 hours a day starting at 8:00 AM Friday,
August 31 until Sunday, September 2, at 11:59 PM.
    "Zellers is a top destination for students looking for storage,
essentials, and electronics to personalize their dorm rooms," says Nick
Padovano, Senior Vice President, Store Operations. "We want to ensure our
customers have every opportunity to get into our stores and shop, including
those that might be busy moving into their new accommodations, and cannot shop
during traditional store hours."

    Zellers Dorm Décor Tips

    -   Accessories add plenty of personal style and colour to a room:
        cushions, vases, decorative storage pieces, and frames can add a
        personal touch to a room without breaking any rules.
    -   A small, colourful area rug covers up standard issue institutional
    -   Since dorm rooms are often small, new bedding makes a big impact on
        the decor. Students should look for bed-in-a-bag products that
        include comforters, sheets and even throw pillows for an instant
    -   Look for pieces that do double duty, like CD cubes with built in
        picture frames or storage ottomans that add style but are functional
    -   Remember furniture can be moved, especially the bed. If you have a
        single room with a movable bed, put it against the wall and fill it
        with some cushions to make a day bed. Put a little storage ottoman in
        front of the bed and now you have seating and a coffee table!
    -   A small ottoman with storage and a built in tray is a great idea for
        both seating and to keep clutter at bay.
    -   Invest in a good solid comforter or duvet cover, it can add a stylish
        touch and you cannot put a price on a good nights sleep, especially
        in university!

    Hbc is Canada's largest diversified general merchandise retailer,
operating in department store (the Bay), mass merchandise (Zellers), specialty
(Home Outfitters and Designer Depot) and discount (Fields) formats. With more
than 580 retail outlets and nearly 70,000 associates located in every province
in Canada, Hbc provides Canadians with stylish, quality merchandise at great
value, through retail banners focused on exceptional customer service. Hbc is
a Canadian retail leader in corporate social responsibility, and the fifth
annual Hbc CSR report can be found at

For further information:

For further information: Patricia Pytel, Hudson's Bay Company, (416)

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