Poundland opens flagship site in former M&S store

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Poundland is opening a flagship store in Boston at one of the town centre’s most iconic buildings.

The Market Place store will breathe new life into the former Marks and Spencer shop that closed in April 2019 after being a landmark in the town for decades.

Following renovation, it will reopen on Saturday 9 October, employing 21 staff.

At nearly 13,000 square feet, it will offer the full Poundland and PEP&CO ranges and chilled and frozen food under one roof.

The opening marks a major investment in Boston town centre for Poundland.

The existing smaller Poundland store in Pescod Square will close and staff will be offered roles in the new store, while the nearby PEP&CO store will remain open as usual.

Poundland’s retail and transformation director, Austin Cooke, said: “The new Boston store will show off Poundland at its best and we can’t wait to open our doors in one of the town’s most iconic buildings. Our investment will give the building a new lease of life and create valuable jobs for Boston.

“Our existing customers in Boston are going to love the extended ranges on offer and new customers will discover our amazing value and quality, right in the heart of town.”

Poundland has increased its network of stores in Lincolnshire with new openings in Spalding earlier this month, Stamford in July and Ingoldmells in June 2020.