End of an era: Clothing retailer Mills Halifax closes down for good

JULY 2015 - Judith Ryan still remembers the excitement of walking through Mills as a child with her aunt, picking out Christmas presents from the bustling downtown Halifax store. 

But that was in the 1950s and 60s, and on Thursday she was on her way to shop at the Spring Garden Road location when she saw the shuttered storefront.

“That’s very disappointing,” said Ryan, who lives in Pictou County but said she makes a point to drop into Mills when in Halifax.

Mills Halifax co-owners Lisa Gallivan and Candace Thomas put out a new release Thursday morning saying the store, which had been on Spring Garden for 96 years, had closed and gone into receivership at the end of business Tuesday. 

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