Opening date for new store

Poundstretcher'Work gets under way to convert the former Factory Fabrics store on Westwood into Poundstretcher.'Picture by Neil Silk  121739a'26/04/12
Poundstretcher'Work gets under way to convert the former Factory Fabrics store on Westwood into Poundstretcher.'Picture by Neil Silk 121739a'26/04/12
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AN OPENING date has been set for Scarborough’s new Poundstretcher store as work starts on site.

The national discount chain will be opening its Scarborough outlet in Westwood on May 18.

An opening date has been announced as works gets under way to transform the former Factory Fabrics, behind Comet, in to a two-storey, 9,860sq ft Poundstretcher store.

Once open the move will have created a total of 15 new jobs for the town, all of which have been filled.

Martin Collinson, spokesman for Poundstretcher, said: “We are genuinely very excited to be opening in Scarborough. It’s a market place we have not been in for a very long time.

“After initial delays we are glad to start work on the site and set a date for the opening. We are all looking forward to seeing the finished store.

“We are very happy to be opening the store, and provide a new retail outlet for the residents of Scarborough as well as jobs for the local economy.”

The news of Poundstretcher’s plans were announced in January, with a planned opening date set for February.

However delays to get workmen on the site have pushed back the plans.

The store will open in the former Factory Fabrics site which has been vacant since February 2008.

Poundstretcher, which sells a range of household and electrical items at discounted prices, has opened 50 stores in the last 18 months.

It is the latest in a line of discount stores in Scarborough, which include a number of pound shops such as Poundland, Poundworld and Price Pounder.

The discount giant now has almost 400 stores nationwide.

It follows in the footsteps of national retailers Next at Home, Brantano Shoes, Greggs the Bakers and Brighthouse which all brought their businesses to Scarborough last year.