After a lot anticipation, Subsequent introduced that its relocated retailer on the Interchange Retail Park will open to clients at eight:30 a.m. on Monday, April 12.
The 28,000 sq. foot mega retailer replaces the outdated Toys R Us retailer, empty for the reason that firm went bankrupt in 2018.
A brand new 12,000 sq. foot furnishings and residential furnishings division will probably be arrange alongside males's, girls's and kids's clothes and there can even be an on-site cafe.
Mamas and Papas opens a 1,500 sq. foot in-store dealership. And the primary 50 clients on Monday will probably be rewarded with a free goodie bag.
With the closure of downtown Bedford and the Rope Stroll Mothercare branches, this will probably be nice information for brand new and anticipating mother and father.
Mamas & Papas concession within the new Subsequent retailer of the Interchange Retail Park
Mamas & Papas will inventory a spread of journey programs, nursery furnishings and kids's clothes and the dealership will supply in-store experiences similar to private purchasing appointments, consultations and automotive seat equipment in addition to of click on & accumulate.
Nathan Williams, Director of Operations at Mamas & Papas, stated: “It's been a tricky 12 months for retail so it's nice to open up a brand new house.
“We look ahead to welcoming the primary clients by means of the doorways and supporting all new and anticipating mother and father alongside their journey.”
Retailer workers have been busy getting ready the brand new website for his or her first clients on Monday; the primary time, non-essential shops will probably be allowed to open since December 19.
Retailer supervisor Andrea Lane stated workers had been desirous to see clients store and people who got here to click on and accumulate.
The launch of the brand new Subsequent retailer follows the announcement that B&M has invested in a brand new retailer in downtown Bedford, and a brand new bar and restaurant will open later this 12 months in Riverside Bedford.
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Nonetheless, the long-term way forward for Subsequent's downtown department will not be recognized.
New highway format
Prospects visiting the industrial park are reminded that a new highway alignment is in place and they need to observe indicators for Interchange Retail Park West.
The brand new park entrance is off the B530 on Polo Area Manner. The outdated entrance to the park is now an exit route solely.