Employees at the Summerside Zellers store found out Thursday the store will be closing March 14, 2013 and about 100 workers will lose their jobs.
Earlier on Thursday, the Hudson's Bay Company, owners of Zellers, confirmed in an email to CBC News that the company plans to close most remaining Zellers stores before March 2013.
"Zellers is considering options for certain locations, including potentially rebranding some stores, which will result in certain stores remaining open for the foreseeable future," HBC said. "This will be determined at a later date."
However, the Summerside Zellers will not be among those rebranded and reopened.
A spokesperson for Hudson's Bay Company, Tiffany Bourré, said it wasn't viable to continue operations at the Summerside location.
Some Zellers stores, including the Charlottetown location, are being taken over by the U.S. discount chain Target Corp.