In the wake of the announcement of the closures of several chains (Target, Sony, Mexx) in Canada, Chapters has announced it will close its Robson store.
Indigo CEO Heather Reisman cited a major rent increase, which would make the location unprofitable, in a news release.
The three-floor store, which has been located at Robson and Howe Streets for 17 years, will be closed on May 31.
The American Girl Specialty Boutique, which opened on the second floor in the store on May 3, will move to the Granville and Broadway location.
The company is searching for a new location to serve the Robson Street area.
According to the CBC, the company will hold a community town hall meeting on February 23.