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

TORONTO, 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, select Zellers stores across Canada will remain open 24 hours a day starting on Friday, August 31 until Sunday, September 2, at 6:00 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 stores that will remain open include:

950 Lansdowne St. W. Peterborough

Bridgeport & Weber, 70 Bridgeport Rd., Waterloo

Conestoga Mall, 550 King Street North, Waterloo

Lawrence Square, 700 Lawrence Ave. West, North York

Woodbine Centre, 500 Rexdale Blvd., Etobicoke

Centerpoint Mall, 6600 Yonge St., Willowdale

York Gate Mall, 1 York Gate Blvd., North York

North York Sheridan Mall, 1700 Wilson Avenue, Downsview

Shoppers World Danforth 3003 Danforth Ave., Toronto

Centennial Mall , 227 Vodden St., Brampton

Shoppers World, 40 Steeles Ave W., Brampton

Bramalea City Centre, 25 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton

Trinity Common Mall, 80 Great Lakes Drive, Brampton

Five Points Mall, 285 Taunton Rd. East, Oshawa

Lindsay Square S.C., 401 Kent St. West, Lindsay

Cataraqui Town Centre, 945 Gardiners Rd., Kingston

1899 Algonquin Ave., North Bay

Gloucester Centre, 1980 Ogilvie Rd. Unit 171, Gloucester

Pickering Town Ctr., 1355 Kingston Rd., Pickering

Ambassador Plaza, 1550 Huron Church Road, Windsor

Devonshire Mall, 3100 Howard Avenue, Windsor

175 Stone Road West, Guelph

    
    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
        carpet.
    -   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
        make-over.
    -   Look for pieces that do double duty, like CD cubes with built in
        picture frames or storage ottomans that add style but are functional
        too.
    -   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 www.hbc.com.

SOURCE Zellers Inc.

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