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New store ‘welcome news’ for King's Lynn's shopping centre

There are hopes that a new discount retailer could help breathe life back into a part of Lynn's shopping centre.

Work has begun on a new Poundstretcher store on High Street, which is set to open on Monday, and current businesses are hopeful that it will bring more customers into that side of the town.

The new Poundstretcher store on High Street, King's Lynn. (2181054)
The new Poundstretcher store on High Street, King's Lynn. (2181054)

Amanda Arterton, owner of Artertons' in High Street, said: "I'm delighted, hopefully it will bring more people to this end of the high street.

"The more we advertise this end the better, it's got to be good for all of us."

Darren Taylor, chairman of the town's Business Improvement District (BID), said the new store was "positive and welcome news".

"We would absolutely welcome new tenants into the town," he added.

"High streets are under tremendous pressure across the country, and so I think it's positive and welcome news."

The new shop will occupy the former Sports Direct site, which relocated from 21-22 High Street to St Dominic's Square in 2016.

The store, which will be officially opened by borough mayor Nick Daubney at 10am, has created 25 new jobs in the town.

The discount retailer has invested £500,000 for the newly-designed store, which will offer a range of household items.

Area manager Martin Greenfield said: "We are pleased to be opening a brand new store to the people of King's Lynn with loads of fantastic branded products, all at bargain prices.

"The team is working hard to deliver an outstanding shopping experience, great service, and an enjoyable shopping environment for all our new customers."

To celebrate their official opening, Poundstretcher will have over £3,000 worth of store opening day only special offers, which they are expecting "huge queues" for.

Family fun is also promised, with a number of activities on offer from 10am to 4pm.

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