I have just returned from the Cavendish Mall Bureau en Gros. I did not identify myself as a city councillor nor as a columnist for The Suburban Newspaper (www.thesuburban.com). There are big signs in the windows and throughout the store screaming "Liquidation Sale." That is always a signal to me of "closure."
"When are are you closing?" I asked the manager.
"I don't know what you are talking about," he said, then quickly walked away from me.
I ventured over to the photocopy section and asked the same question. The two employees just looked at each other.
"You have a big liquidation sign on the windows," I noted. "Does this not mean you are closing."
"Oh," one of them responded, "that just means we have lots of stock we need to get rid of."
Well clearly this will require more investigation. I hope they are correct and that the store stays opened.