The Range Sheffield: Eager shoppers queue early and get first taste of new megastore
Eager shoppers queued up early this morning to get through the doors of a new The Range shop that opened at a Sheffield shopping centre.
The British home, leisure and gardens retailer opened its new Stocksbridge store at Fox Valley at 9am this morning.
Councillor Joe Staniforth, the deputy mayor of Stocksbridge Town Council, conducted the official unveiling.
Coun Staniforth said: "We are very pleased to have the range opening in Fox Valley Stocksbridge in time for Christmas. It's a great store and it's opening shows that Stocksbridge's economy is still thriving despite the pandemic."
Claire Reynolds, Fox Valley Centre Manager, added: “We are very excited to have the Range open here at Fox Valley. They are a wonderful addition to our independent and essential retailers here at the centre, and their Christmas shop will bring some well needed Christmas cheer early this year!”
Rebecca Ledger, store manager, said: "We are excited to bring The Range to Stocksbridge and hope all our customers enjoy our new store. I am sure our huge range of products and exciting Christmas department will be a welcome addition to the area."
It comes after months of work and preparations to transform the old Next unit. The move has also created 40 full and part-time jobs.
The store, which is spread over two floors, will provide a selection of the home, leisure and garden retailer’s most popular products from statement lighting and stylish home accessories to leisure products for arts & crafts, gardening and pet care.
The Stocksbridge store will also include a Christmas shop selling trees, decorations, lights and other festive goods.
Opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 9am to 8pm, and Sunday 10.30am to 4.30pm.