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Family Bargains shop to open in Clifton Moor, York
9:32am Wednesday 2nd November 2011 in News
A NEW bargain shop will create up to 35 new jobs in York, and give residents the chance to buy their weekly shopping for less.
Family Bargains, the first of its kind in North Yorkshire, is part of the 99p Stores Group, which has 142 stores across the UK. It will open at the Clifton Moor Retail Park in two weeks.
Hussein Lalani, 99p Stores Group Commercial Director, said: “When we first started expanding a few years ago the customers’ Mercedes used to be hidden blocks away and the wealthy came in pretty much heads down. Now it’s more heads held very much high, though we don’t know whether this would apply in York.”
The company have said York is one of its “most wealthy locations” for a new store, after other branches opened in the Cotswolds, St Albans and the New Forest, but on previous occasions, residents in affluent areas had said their towns and cities were “too posh” for the bargain store.
Mr Lalani said: “Posh products? Absolutely. Posh prices? Absolutely not.” He said the shop would offer more than 8,000 different products in the 15,000 square-foot former Storeys Carpet store. The new Family Bargains will employ about 35 people.