B&M Bargains to open in Weston High Street today

PUBLISHED: 07:53 29 November 2018

The new B&M store in Weston High Street.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The new B&M store in Weston High Street. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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A national retailer will open in Weston this morning (Thursday).

The new B&M store in Weston High Street.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONThe new B&M store in Weston High Street. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

B&M Bargains second store in the town will begin serving customers at 9am.

The chain, which also has a shop in Winterstoke Road, has taken on part of the empty BHS building which has been largely unused since the department store went into administration in July 2016.

The company says the store opening will create 50 town centre jobs.

The blue and orange frontage had caused some concern, with Weston Civic Society objecting to the company’s ‘unacceptable’ plans to put six vinyl signs on its windows.

In an online poll in the summer, when B&M’s arrival was announced, 54 per cent of readers said they did not want to see the company open a town centre shop.

The remainder of BHS former unit was taken on by Specsavers.

Store manager, Dennis Chick, said: “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 and show customers their brand new B&M.”

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