B&M will open a new store and garden centre in Lincoln on Friday and The Lincolnite went for a first look inside.
The discount retailer, which operates over 600 high street and out of town stores across the UK, will open in the Deacon Retail Park at 9am on Friday, May 10. B&M sells a wide variety of branded products including toys, food & drink, homeware, and pet products.
B&M already has a home store on Tritton Road. It will expand in the city with the new store and garden centre which has created more than 50 new jobs for local people. The newly developed store has undergone an internal and external refurbishment programme.
The team from St Barnabas Hospice were nominated by B&M as their local charity. They will take centre stage to officially unveil the new store, alongside the Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Keith Weaver. The team will also receive £250 worth of B&M vouchers to go towards the charity.
Store manager Richard Brooksby said: “The team from St Barnabas Hospice really stood out for us as they go the extra mile for local people in the community, we wanted to give them some VIP treatment as a thank you for all the hard work they do. We hope that our donation can help them to continue the great work they do.”
“Our new colleagues have been working really hard to get the store ready for opening day, we can’t wait to get the doors open on Friday and show customers their brand new B&M.”
It will follow in the footsteps of Scandinavian furniture JYSK, which opened at the purpose built site near to the Carlton Centre on Saturday, May 4 after relocating from its St Mark’s store. Charity shop Sue Ryder will open in the same retail park on May 24.
It has been a busy month for new stores opening in the city. Game opened a brand new store in the former Topman store on St Benedict’s Square on May 9 after closing down its Cornhill site.
New vintage clothing store Rock Retro is taking over the old Back to Mono shop to sell clothes inspired by the 1980s and 1990s. It will open on Guildhall Street on May 11. They will be giving away free sunglasses for the first 20 purchases over £10 and are offering a 10% discount to students.
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