Toys R Us CEO Says It’s Actually Good Business to Open a Bricks & Mortar Store *Now*

It was a timely grand opening as Toys R Us’ new permanent Guelph location formally opened its doors to holiday shoppers on Friday. Flying in the face of dead malls, online shopping trends, and the retail apocalypse, the latest addition to Stone Road Mall had a good old fashioned ribbon cutting despite all those issues, and in addition to the pandemic. It’s not nostalgia says Toys R Us’ CEO, it’s actually good business. Continue reading “Toys R Us CEO Says It’s Actually Good Business to Open a Bricks & Mortar Store *Now*”

The New “Gone Guelph”: Businesses Lost to the COVID Pandemic

Guelph artist in residence Jenny Mitchell has for years produced a series of shirts and merch called “Gone Guelph“, a time capsule of beloved Royal City businesses and institutions that are no longer with us. Memorable or not, Guelph has lost a lot of businesses to the COVID-19 pandemic this year, and this post on Guelph Politico has been set up to memorialize them. Continue reading “The New “Gone Guelph”: Businesses Lost to the COVID Pandemic”