Opening of 9th Lastman's store draws crowd
Michael J. Knell -- Casual Living, December 6, 2012
BRAMPTON, Ontario - Lastman's Bad Boy has opened its ninth store here in this city west of Toronto, the high impact promoter's first new outlet since 2009.
With 30,000 square feet of selling space, it's the second largest in the network after the London, Ontario, store.
In an interview, company Chairman and CEO Blayne Lastman said the onset of the recession in late 2008 and early 2009 put a crimp in his otherwise ambitious expansion plans.
"Business has been tough over the past four or five years," Lastman said, adding that Brampton has been one of the company's top expansion candidates for some time now. He said its population of 524,000 is somewhat underserved.