M&S Aberystwyth Opens It’s Doors!
Written by Sam Thomas on 24 March 2017
Aberystwyth’s New Marks & Spencer has opened it’s doors to the public for the first time.
Sam Thomas Spoke to Chris Bentley the Store Manager:
The wait is over for the Aberystwyth community, as M&S opened its doors to the brand new 35,000 sq. ft. store on Park Avenue.
To mark the occasion, Lydia Mcgann from Aberystwyth, a member of the store team, was chosen to cut the ribbon with store manager Chris Bentley, and celebrated the opening alongside 150 colleagues and the local community who came out in force. Shoppers were then invited into the store and welcomed with a glass of M&S Prosecco.
Chris Bentley, store manager at M&S Aberystwyth commented: “We were absolutely thrilled to open our doors today and see the crowds of shoppers waiting in anticipation this morning. My colleagues have worked extremely hard to prepare the store for its launch, and today has been incredibly special.
“Our customers will be at the heart of everything we do, so being able to hear their feedback has been fantastic, and we look forward to getting to know the local community more in the coming weeks.”
Blod Jones, an Aberystwyth local was one of the first customers in-store. Blod commented: “I’m really excited that M&S has opened in Aberystwyth, the store is brilliant and is of an exceptional standard. I will definitely be a regular shopper here.”
Some local residents had the opportunity to enjoy a sneak preview of the store, when nearly 100 members of the community joined Chris and his team in-store on the evening before the launch to enjoy a special tour.
M&S Aberystwyth will be open from 8am–8pm Monday to Friday, from 8am–7pm on Saturdays and from 10.30am–4.30pm on Sundays.
The Brunch Show also covered the event, you can listen to it below: