Happy shoppers welcome Primark's arrival in Warrington

Warrington Guardian: General manager Ian Cox celebrates Primark's arrival in Warrington General manager Ian Cox celebrates Primark's arrival in Warrington

FOR months it has been rumoured but this week it was finally revealed bargain retail giant Primark is coming to town.

Happy shoppers flooded the Warrington Guardian Facebook and Twitter pages with comments after the news broke the fashion store was set to open in the Golden Square in April 2013.

Ian Cox, general manager at the shopping centre, said: “Shoppers have wanted to see a Primark in the town for a long time now and this is not only great news for them but for the whole of the town.

“Primark will be a superb addition to the top brands that already help bring tens of thousands of visitors to Golden Square every week.”

The former Littlewoods store and the existing New Look store will merge to house the new 56,000 sq ft Primark store which will stock womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and homeware. New Look will move into the former Zara store, near H&M, within the shopping centre in early 2013.

Warrington Borough Council leader Clr Terry O’Neill said: “This is a brilliant boost for the local economy. “The announcement shows that big business has confidence in our town and we are thrilled that Primark has finally made the move.

“Retailers investing in Warrington is key to the lifeblood of the town and we hope that Primark’s arrival will enhance our existing offer even further.”

A poll on the Warrington Guardian website found 73% of readers could not wait for the new store to open with comments including “Bring it on” from Joanne Kenwright. Jdow added on our website: “Littlewoods has been closed for years and people of Warrington have been after a Primark for years it will bring money to Warrington rather than going to Manchester or Liverpool.”

While Facebook fan Collette Griffiths’ only complaint was the location. She said: “It’s just a shame it has gone in the old Boots store on Bridge St as originally rumoured to add some life back to the forgotten part of town centre.”

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1:12pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Nick Tessla says...

I remember when the big news was that Debenhams was going to open in Warrington - now IT'S PRIMARK.



That's progress............
........?
I remember when the big news was that Debenhams was going to open in Warrington - now IT'S PRIMARK. That's progress............ ........? Nick Tessla

1:56pm Thu 15 Nov 12

gerrumonside says...

Of Course its progress...

Its a popular retailer with a huge footfall, this will liven up our decaying town centre with its boarded up shops and pubs either shut down or only open for a few hours at the weekend.

It's hardly poundland.....

stick a Waitrose in the Town Centre then and see how that goes......

Lets be happy we have got a major successful retailer coming to us rather than our neighbours in St Helens and Widnes.

I suppose its a downside if it means having those rather odd scouse accents visiting the town at the Weekend...!!
Of Course its progress... Its a popular retailer with a huge footfall, this will liven up our decaying town centre with its boarded up shops and pubs either shut down or only open for a few hours at the weekend. It's hardly poundland..... stick a Waitrose in the Town Centre then and see how that goes...... Lets be happy we have got a major successful retailer coming to us rather than our neighbours in St Helens and Widnes. I suppose its a downside if it means having those rather odd scouse accents visiting the town at the Weekend...!! gerrumonside

6:43pm Thu 15 Nov 12

the dr who says...

Are warrington Guardian going to keep recycling the same old rubbish we know this we saw the story last week, are we going to get the same story rearranged every week until they open the place.
Are warrington Guardian going to keep recycling the same old rubbish we know this we saw the story last week, are we going to get the same story rearranged every week until they open the place. the dr who

4:13pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Mingeh says...

There's so many ads, and pop ups, pop unders etc on this site, there is barely any visible website and its' crawlin
There's so many ads, and pop ups, pop unders etc on this site, there is barely any visible website and its' crawlin Mingeh

6:40pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Karen RW says...

Primark pays machinists the equivalent of £19 for an 84hr week, less than half the living wage! Call this progress.
Primark pays machinists the equivalent of £19 for an 84hr week, less than half the living wage! Call this progress. Karen RW

1:30pm Sun 18 Nov 12

Quecumber says...

I agree with Mingeh; there are so many ads popping up on this site that it's now almost impossible to read anything. It has taken me numerous deletes just to find this article.
I agree with Mingeh; there are so many ads popping up on this site that it's now almost impossible to read anything. It has taken me numerous deletes just to find this article. Quecumber

6:49pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Tidalracer says...

NOT JUST PRIMARK
The huge profits made by supermarkets and retailers such as Primark, Tesco and Asda come at the expense of the women who make their clothes. UK retailers are putting profits before people’s lives.
Forced to work 14 hours a day, in unsafe conditions, for as little as 12p an hour, women who make our clothes face a daily struggle for survival. HAPPY SHOPPING
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f-exploitation
NOT JUST PRIMARK The huge profits made by supermarkets and retailers such as Primark, Tesco and Asda come at the expense of the women who make their clothes. UK retailers are putting profits before people’s lives. Forced to work 14 hours a day, in unsafe conditions, for as little as 12p an hour, women who make our clothes face a daily struggle for survival. HAPPY SHOPPING http://www.waronwant .org/yasmina-is-boun d-by-a-cruel-chain-o f-exploitation Tidalracer

11:47am Thu 22 Nov 12

SickAndTired2 says...

Work. Buy. Consume. Die.

Is there not more to life than oiling the greasy corporate profit machine???

Companies like Primark make me as sick as the dumb sheeple that shop in them.
Work. Buy. Consume. Die. Is there not more to life than oiling the greasy corporate profit machine??? Companies like Primark make me as sick as the dumb sheeple that shop in them. SickAndTired2

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