Downham Market home and furniture store Reeds to re-open from next week
A home and furniture store in Downham, along with its nearby toy store, is set to re-open on Monday, June 15.
Along with many other retailers, Reeds temporarily closed its doors in March following guidance by the UK Government to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Now these two stores, as well as its store in Ely, are preparing to welcome customers back safely.
Officials say that social distancing measures and cleaning, hand washing and hygiene procedures, in line with Government guidelines, have been introduced to protect both staff and shoppers.
Jim Carlile, owner and managing director at Reeds, said: “I’m really looking forward to opening our doors again. I and all my team were only ever willing to re-open when it would be safe for our valued customers and for our employees.
"We are following expert guidance on the different measures that retailers can put in place to allow people to shop and work with confidence.
"We will do everything we can to minimise any disruption, but we also know our fantastic customers will understand and respect why any changes in the stores are needed.”
The 65-seater café at Reeds Furniture, Bed and Homestore in Downham Market will remain closed for now but furniture home deliveries are restarting with effect from June 15.
Mr Carlile added: “Many people have spent a lot more time at home recently and may be considering some interior design updates as a result.
"You can’t beat being able to see furniture and homewares in person to be able to make the right choice for your home.
"That is why we can’t wait to welcome people back to our stores so they can safely browse our great range of trusted brands, all backed by our price guarantee.
“We also hope that our Toy Store in Downham Market reopening will help our local community.
"Its wide range of toys and products cater for all ages and include creative and educational items, as well as providing lots of fun to help keep all the family safely entertained at home.”
Reeds Furniture, Bed and Homestore is located at Bridge Street, while Reeds Toy Shop can be found at Wales Court.
These two stores, along with the one in Ely, will be open from Monday, June 15, between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Saturday.
For more information about Reeds visit www.reedshomestore.co.uk.