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Press release from CNW Group

Brick Opens New Commercial Design Centre

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Brick Opens New Commercial Design Centre18:39 EDT Wednesday, May 04, 2011/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION THROUGH U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE U.S./State of the Art Centre Serves Builder, Commercial and Hospitality CustomersEDMONTON, May 4, 2011 /CNW/ - The Brick Ltd. (TSX: BRK) (the "Brick Group") opens on May 5, 2011 its new flagship Commercial Design Centre in the Greater Toronto Area for builder, commercial and hospitality customers of The Brick Group's Commercial Sales and Midnorthern Appliance divisions.The Commercial Design Centre hosts 15 custom showrooms tailored to the builder, commercial and hospitality industry.  Each showroom features the latest in appliance and home décor from leading manufacturer's including Sub Zero, Wolf, Miele, Electrolux, GE, Viking, Bosch, Thermador, Blomberg and many other exceptional brands.These custom showrooms, or kitchen vignettes, are individually designed to reflect practical, yet creative, options that can be supplied by the Brick Group's Commercial Sales and Midnorthern Appliance divisions."We envisioned providing our valued commercial customers the opportunity to see and experience a variety of appliances and home décor options in a new way" commented Jeffrey Silver, the Brick Group's Vice President, Commercial Sales.  "With the new Commercial Design Centre we have made this a reality by providing unrivaled selections in inspirational settings."Mr. Silver continued, "We believe that this state of the art Design Centre will inspire our customers and in turn will give their customers, from condominium owners to families to hotel guests, a modern living space that reflects their lifestyle."The Commercial Design Centre is located at 4250 Dufferin Street, North York, Ontario and officially opens on May 5, 2011.About the Brick GroupThe Brick Group, together with its subsidiaries, is one of Canada's largest volume retailers of household furniture, mattresses, appliances and home electronics, operating under five banners: The Brick, United Furniture Warehouse, The Brick Superstore, The Brick Mattress Store, and Urban Brick. In addition, through its corporate sales division, the Brick Group services the subdivision, condominium, hospitality and high-rise builder market. The Brick Group's retail operations are located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories and Yukon.www.thebrick.comFor further information: Bill Gregson  President and CEO                      Greg Nakonechny Vice President, Legal and Corporate Secretary                         The Brick Group (780) 930-6300                          The Brick Group (780) 930-6300