Staff celebrate opening of new Peacocks store in Yate Shopping Centre
A NEW fashion store opens in Yate today.
Peacocks unveils its brand new shop, in one of four new units on East Walk, two years after closing its previous shop in the town.
The chain went into administration in 2011 and closed stores up and down the country while administrators found a new buyer, the Edinburgh Woollen Mill.
After bouncing back, however, the company signed a lease to take on the 7,800 square feet store over two floors for 10 years.
The store opening will create 25 jobs.
Andrew Lowrey, shopping centre manager, said: “It’s obviously a major commitment for the new owners of Peacocks and one which will be a tremendous draw in the shopping centre. “Fashion is the most common demand when people talk about new stores in the centre. With the economy generally starting to improve, we’ve found that many of the retailers targeted over the last couple of years are now actively seeking requirements in the town.
“The centre's owners deserve credit for their continued commitment and support. Their investment is now seeing the centre going from strength to strength and shortly we’ll be shouting about more exciting news about new tenants coming to Yate in the very near future.”
Simon Anderson, from Peacocks, said “We're pleased to be coming back into Yate, particularly into what is probably one of the best located units in the town centre now.
“The unit is well configured, the right size and will have a full Peacocks offer in it.”
The shop is due to open at 10am.
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