The Guardian (Charlottetown)

Retail tea chain closes Charlottet­own location

- DAVE STEWART dave.stewart@theguardia­ @PEIGuardia­n/@DveStewart

The Montreal-based chain DavidsTea has permanentl­y closed its location in downtown Charlottet­own.

The door to the storefront property on Great George Street is locked, and the interior has been cleaned out completely.

Lyla Radmanovic­h, media relations for the company, would only confirm to The Guardian on Friday that the location has been closed. She said informatio­n on the number of employees affected is not available.

Radmanovic­h did add that DavidsTea products remain available online and in grocery and pharmacy stores across Canada.

As part of restructur­ing plans, the chain is closing most of its locations in Canada, going from 186 stores to 18. It also operates 45 locations in the U.S. The fate of those is still being determined.

There will now be only one location open in Atlantic Canada, at Champlain Place in Moncton, N.B.

Across the country, DavidsTea will also operate one location in British Columbia, three in Alberta, one in Manitoba, five in Ontario and seven in Quebec.

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