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Skin care giant closing Burnaby mall store amid COVID-19

Store located in Metropolis at Metrotown
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The Rocky Mountain Soap Company is closing its store in Burnaby.

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on business continues to get bleaker as yet another store is closing in Burnaby’s biggest mall.

The Rocky Mountain Soap Company is set to close on Thursday, Jan. 28, at Metropolis at Metrotown.

A sign is posted on the door.

Rocky Mountain is a Canadian skin care giant, with long list of stores across the country. The company’s focus is on natural skin care products and after the pandemic started also sold natural hand sanitizers.

“Shopping for skin and body care should be a purely joyful experience. It’s my personal vision, and the mission of our company to be unwavering in our commitment to toxin-free, so you can shop with the freedom of knowing that everything we make is safe and good for you,” says company CEO Karina Birch on the Rocky Mountain website.

The news comes on the heels of global chocolate giant Godiva announcing it is closing down its Burnaby store at Metropolis at Metrotown.

The company is selling or closing all of its stores across North America.

The luxury chocolatier says 128 brick-and-mortar locations, including 11 in Canada, will shut by the end of March.

This follows a string of store closures in Burnaby, including Aldo, Thyme Maternity, Pink, Microsoft and Frank and Oak.

The company declined to say how many jobs will be affected by the decision. Godiva also operates a store in Richmond.

Burnaby chocolate lovers will still have plenty of places to buy chocolates, including Charlie's Chocolate Factory, Mon Paris Patisserie, Chez Christophe, Purdys and more. Some of the Burnaby outlets are currently taking part in the annual chocolate festival. 

  • With files from The Canadian Press