New fashion store to open in Workington
Published at 13:34, Friday, 09 November 2012
A new fashion shop will open in Workington town centre next week.
Select Fashion will move into an empty unit in Ivison Lane on Thursday.
Its launch will come two weeks before clothing chain H&M is due to open the doors of its new store in Risman Place.
It will be the third shop that Select Fashion has had in Workington.
The company had a unit at Dunmail Park until 2008, and a previous store in Ivison Lane was taken over by Edinburgh Woollen Mill in 2004.
It will employ two full-time staff and eight part-time workers. It will take over a unit previously occupied by Paperbox and more recently Kiss Cards, which closed in August.
The national women’s fashion shop offers low-price popular fashion, with boots for less than £20 and jeans starting from £10.
H&M’s store, opposite Debenhams, will take up four empty units and has created 30 jobs.
Dave Fletcher, development manager for Washington Square, said: “We want Workington to become a retail hub for west Cumbria and with these two new fashion stores we have the potential to become the fashion capital of West Cumbria.
“This is a massive coup and will help us to attract more shoppers to the town.
“It will save them money in the long run because they will not have to travel to Carlisle.
“We have to try to attract the big retail chains.
“We’re nearly 98 per cent full on Washington Square which I’m delighted with”
Martin O’Rourke, a director of Riddelltps Limited, managing agent for Washington Square, said: “We are delighted to welcome Select into our shopping precinct and look forward to further new tenants starting to trade.”
Another unit in Washington Square was filled this week when Warian Kapur opened Mobile Booth in the former Shake It Up premises, on Campbell-Savours Way.
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
- Funniest Twitter responses to best ever Apprentice episode
- Roman fertility god banned by Facebook
- £450,000 boost to Rosehill theatre redevelopment
- Firm uses Skype to help client in Ebola zone
- Will Lloyds Bank branches in Cumbria be saved from the axe?
- Firms urged to aim higher at Growth Twenty14
- Over 2000 new businesses set up in Cumbria this year
- MPs press rail minister to invest in Furness line
- 20,000 will use Carlisle airport to get to USA
- Cumbria business discovers amazing Roman treasure
- Cranston’s: we won’t leave to grow
- Hotel wins top Facebook award
- Cumbria businessman lauded nationally as visionary
- Keep ownership until cash is in the bank
- Never underestimate the importance of lists
- Eight global markets already lined up for Lakes Gin
- Lakeland kitchenware predicting rapid growth
- Nuclear skills time bomb can be halted
- Should firms support Labour's minimum wage plans?
- Carlisle Living Awards: winners revealed
- Cumbrian village digs its own broadband network
- Story Homes submits plan for 190 houses in north Carlisle (46 comments)
- Record occupancy for Cumbria hotel
- Cumbria apprentice’s experiment set to be highlight of fair
- Maryport firm creates special pitch for blind footballers
- Carlisle lingerie shop in running for national award
- Service boosted by Cumbria bikers’ charity ride
- Social media idea to help firms grow
- Cumbria jobcentre changes
- Cumbria nuclear expert’s joy at young people’s success