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Canadian entrepreneur to launch new home store format in defunct BBB stores

Canadian entrepreneur Doug Putman
Businessman Doug Putman resurrected Toys “R” Us in Canada and owns music retailer Sunrise Records among other businesses.

Toronto – Good-bye to Bed Bath & Beyond Canada. Hello to Rooms + Spaces.

Following the dissolution of Bed Bath & Beyond’s Canadian operation last February, Canadian entrepreneur Doug Putman has acquired 21 former locations and will launch a new home store chain called Rooms + Spaces.

Before going out of business over the winter, BBB’s Canadian division operated 54 Bed Bath & Beyond locations and 11 buybuy Baby stores.

“The creation of a new home brand was a natural addition to my retail portfolio, which now provides shoppers with everything they need across the baby, toy and home categories,” he said.

Putman’s retail portfolio includes Toys”R”Us and Babies”R”Us Canada, Sunrise Records, Alex Brands (including Alex Toys in the US), T.Kettle, and hmv in the UK, among others.

The new home store format will offer housewares, home textiles and home décor. It will be led by Greg Dyer, the former general manager of Bed Bath & Beyond Canada. The first 10 locations are slated to open in Ontario this summer.

The stores will be located in former Bed Bath & Beyond and buybuy Baby locations in the following cities:

British Columbia:

  • Kelowna: Orchard Plaza, 1540 Keehn Road
  • Langley: Langley City Square, 19860 Langley Bypass
  • Vancouver: 1740 West Broadway
  • Victoria: Mayfair, 775 Finlayson Street


  • Calgary: Brentwood Village, 3630 Brentwood Road
  • Calgary: Chinook Station, 306 Glenmore Trail SW
  • Edmonton: South Edmonton Common, 2021-98 Street NW
  • Edmonton: West Edmonton Mall, 8882 170 Street


  • Regina: Grasslands, 4855 Gordon Road
  • Saskatoon: Preston West, 1709 Preston Avenue North


  • Belleville: Bell Front Shopping Centre, 366 North Front Street
  • Cambridge: Smartcentres Cambridge, 70 Pinebush Road
  • East Gwillimbury: Green Lane Centre, 1-18126 Yonge Street
  • Kitchener: The Boardwalk, 225 The Boardwalk
  • London: Westwood Centre, 3325 Wonderland Road
  • Richmond Hill: Bayview Ridge Shopping Centre, 225 High Tech Road
  • Stittsville: 5487 Hazeldean Road
  • Stoney Creek: Heritage Greene, 1783 Stone Church Road East
  • Whitby: Thickson Ridge Power Centre, 1650 Victoria Street East
  • Woodbridge: RioCan Colossus Centre, 67 Colossus Drive


  • St. John’s: The Village Shopping Centre, 430 Topsail Road

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