Canadian jewellery retail chain Birks Group reported last week that as of 30th June, 2021, all 29 of its retail stores across Canada are now open for in-person shopping and serving clients in accordance with the directives of local government and public health officials.
On 30th June, the company re-opened all nine of its mall stores in Ontario for in-person shopping, in line with the second step of the province’s reopening plan. The stores were previously closed for in-person shopping (but open for curbside pick-up and concierge services) since 17th April, 2021. The stores were also temporarily closed for a 15-week period between 23rd November, 2020 and 9th March, 2021, in accordance with the Ontario government’s directives for non-essential retail stores. As required by provincial health restrictions, the stores are currently operating at 25% capacity.
Jean-Christophe Bédos, President and Chief Executive Officer of Birks Group, commented: “We are extremely pleased and excited to welcome our clients back into our stores in Ontario following a long closure due to required COVID-19 restrictions. It is a pleasure to have our full retail network available again and to provide our clients with the full scope of our offering and services. As we transition into a gradual re-opening in Ontario, we remain committed to providing our customers with Maison Birks’ elevated client service and luxury experience in a safe environment for all.” For clients who prefer to shop from home, Birks is continuing to offer online services such as virtual appointments, video chats, and e-commerce at MaisonBirks.com.