New retail brand rooms + spaces set to open 24 stores across Canada

The new home and décor retail brand rooms + spaces is set to hold its first grand opening event in Woodbridge, Ont., on Aug. 12. A second such event will take place Aug. 19 in Vancouver. A further 22 rooms + spaces stores will host openings throughout August and September across the country, the company said in a release.

Canadian entrepreneur Doug Putman, who owns Toys “R” Us and Sunrise Records in Canada, among other brands—as well as HMV UK—is the owner of the new retail chain. Putman Investments acquired the leases to some of the 54 spaces vacated by bankrupt retailer Bed Bath & Beyond. Putman hired former BB&B Canada boss Greg Dyer to be president of his new retail chain.