Sheffield shoppers demand new Primark as Crystal Peaks confirms new fashion outlet
A new fashion outlet is coming to Crystal Peaks, where shoppers are demanding a Primark as part of the ongoing regeneration.
Work is underway to create five new retail units at the shopping centre, including space for a gym or another similar business.
Bosses say two of the units were already let before the work began, with full details to be announced shortly.
They have now shared news of job opportunities at a new fashion outlet coming soon – but it’s not the one many customers were hoping to see.
Leading Labels, which already has 15 stores across the UK, including branches in Chesterfield and Rotherham, is looking for a store manager, supervisor and part-time sales assistants to join what will be its newest shop at Crystal Peak.
Since news of Crystal Peaks’ revamp was shared, shoppers been commenting on what new shops or other businesses they would like to see there, with a Primark top of the wish list.
One person said a Primark would be a ‘life-saver’, while another described being ‘fed up of taxiing my daughter to Meadowhall for her Primark fix’.
A third shopper said: “Definitely need a Primark and more clothes shops now Dorothy Perkins and Burtons have gone.”
And a fourth said: “Needs a Primark and some late night openings. Used to be fab when cinema and curry place were there years ago when I was younger.”
Primark wasn’t the only thing people demanded, with others keen to see more bars and restaurants, and a dispensing chemist.
Some questioned why new units were needed, with many already sitting empty, and someone commented that the old Mothercare unit would be the perfect spot for a Primark.
The new units at Crystal Peaks’ East Mall parade, previously home to Toys R Us, should be completed in July, with the first of the new shops expected to open there by September.
Centre manager Lee Greenwood said: “This work will provide an opportunity to enhance both the appearance of the centre and its overall offering and with two of the units already assigned to new businesses, we are confident that the others will also be very quickly leased.”
Crystal Peaks would not provide details of the new stores coming but it is understood the new units would be too small for a Primark