The Brick Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Brick, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leon’s Furniture Limited (LFL), is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. What is now a large retailer of furniture, appliances, mattresses, and electronics originated in Edmonton, AB, in 1971 as a single store, then called the Brick Warehouse. In 1976, it opened its first distribution centre, with additional stores in Red Deer, Calgary, and Fort MacMurray, AB. In 1984, it went east and opened three locations in Ontario and by 1989, the retailer had 17 stores in Ontario. The first franchise store opened in Hinton, AB, in 1999 and there are now 67 franchise locations across the country. By the mid-2000s, the retailer had expanded again, opening five stores, a distribution centre, and a clearance centre in Quebec. In 2013, it was acquired by LFL. Today, the Brick has 211 locations and seven distribution centres in Canada. To celebrate this milestone anniversary, the retailer has been hosting 50th anniversary sales throughout the year.