Giant Tiger closing

Department store moves out of Cranbrook's Baker Street mall on December 22.

Cranbrook’s Giant Tiger is closing just before Christmas.

The store, located in the Baker Street Mall, was the chain’s only location in B.C.

“The closure was based on an extensive review of the store’s sales performance,” said Connie Tamoto, manager of corporate communications for the NorthWest Company, which owns the chain.

Approximately 25 staff were employed at Giant Tiger in Cranbrook, which will close its doors on December 22.

It is the second department store to close in Cranbrook this year. Zellers closed in October to make way for Target, which will open in the spring in the Tamarack Centre.