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LBB opens Ancaster store

 17 July 2017     Michael J. Knell 

ANCASTER, Ontario – High impact promoter Lastman’s Bad Bay has opened its tenth and, at 32,000 square feet, largest store in the Meadowlands Mall, located here in this suburb of Hamilton.

Samantha Lastman, LBB director of business development (and daughter of chief executive officer Blayne Lastman), also described it as “our nicest store to date.”

“Bad Boy has wanted to open in Ancaster for a very long time,” she said, adding, “the right opportunity has finally presented itself and the timing could not be better.”

Seen here at the opening of the new Lastman’s Bad Boy store in Ancaster, Ontario are: (from left to right); Bakar Abdalla, senior director of purchasing & operations; Tony Balasingham, president; Samantha Lastman, director of business development; Blayne Lastman, owner and CEO; and, Tony Lamantia, senior vice president of sales for mattress maker Owen & Company.Ancaster, she pointed out, is a growing city which has enjoying considerable success economically in recent years as evidence by its growing population.

This is the third Bad Boy store to be located in a mall – the others being Whitby and Brampton. Lastman said malls often offer furniture, mattress and major appliance retail operations a number of advantages. “Landlords desire Bad Boy located to open up their malls,” she said. “To many, Bad Boy is a mini-department store. In addition, Bad Boy has placed stores in malls to capitalise on the traffic and to reach a wider audience. We situate many of our stores in prime mall locations as we believe people will often what to shop at Bad Boy alongside their regular shopping.”

The exterior of the new Lastman’s Bad Boy store in the Hamilton suburb of Ancaster, Ontario.This facility is also a little different from the nine others in the regional chain. “Ancaster is designed to give the optimal customer shopping experience,” she said, adding its interior uses the latest colours, co-ordinates and interior finishes, such as flooring. “It is laid out in an easy to shop fashion. The products here are of high quality and the displays are designed in such a way that the customer can really envision how it will be in their homes.”

The store will employ a staff of about 30. This will bring the company’s total employment to over 400 people.

Ancaster is the first store to be added to the Bad Boy chain since the Brampton store opened in late 2012 although refurbished stores were opened in Whitby and Mississauga in 2014 and 2013 respectively.

Lastman said that while no location has been found, the company is “aggressively looking for further growth.”

 

 


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This HGO article was written by:
Michael J. Knell
Michael J. Knell

Michael is the publisher and editor of Home Goods Online. A seasoned business journalist, he has researched and written about the furniture, mattress and major appliance industries in both Canada and the United States for the past three decades.


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