Lincoln Skechers ready ahead of schedule

A leading footwear brand is ready ahead of schedule with a soft opening at the Waterside Shopping Centre in Lincoln taking place this afternoon.

Clubsports are opening their 11th franchise store to complement existing 48 Skechers company owned stores.

The new Skechers at the Waterside Shopping Centre in Lincoln. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Inside the store. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The store, which is located at the unit opposite Goldsmiths and next to Three, will be open 9am-5.30pm Monday to Saturday. On Sundays it will open 10.30am-4.30pm.

As previously reported, contracts were signed in May as the brand took out a 10-year lease on the 1,500 square feet unit, with 12 new jobs created in the city.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Alongside other offers on the opening weekend there will be a Wheel of Fortune game, where people can spin to win things and everyone will get a prize.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Simon Hussey of Clubsports previously said: “Lincoln is a growing and rapidly changing city, and we’re really looking forward to opening a Skechers store there.

“The Waterside is a fantastic shopping centre and popular with people of all ages, who, at the moment have to travel for about an hour to visit one of our stores. We’re keen to change that.”

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

General Manager at Waterside Dean Cross added: “A lot of people have put in a great deal of time and effort to make this happen, and it shows once again that Lincoln, and the centre, in particular, are very attractive propositions to national and international retail brands. Skechers is a great addition to our retail mix!”