Established in 1971, The Brick is Canada's largest volume retailer of furniture, mattresses, appliances and home electronics. The Brick Warehouse, which is Canadian owned and operated, opened its first store in Edmonton, Alberta on September 1, 1971. That first location was 4500 square feet and had four employees. The Brick is now operating 67 locations operating over one million square feet of distribution space among four distribution centres. This makes The Brick Canada's largest volume retailer of home furnishings, bedding, appliances, televisions, video recorders, stereo equipment and computers under one roof.