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Truro Woolworths site goes to Poundland

By This is Cornwall  |  Posted: June 12, 2009

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POUNDLAND has been revealed as the new occupier of the former Woolworth's store in Truro.

Due to open on June 25, the discount retailer has taken a temporary lease on the property until January, with the promise of 27 jobs.

According to Scott Burridge Commercial, which is marketing the landmark city-centre premises, the building then looks set to become three separate shops. Two units facing Boscawen Street will measure 2,000 and 7,000 sq ft, and one unit facing onto Lemon Quay will measure 4,000 sq ft.

Mike Scott of Scott Burridge Commercial said: "The complete store is larger than Poundland are looking for, but they have expressed long-term interest in one of the units in the new premises.

"The temporary premises are a great opportunity for them to test the market in Truro."

Established in 1990, Poundland, where every item costs £1, has grown to become the UK's and Europe's largest single price retailer and has more than 200 stores nationwide.

Poundland's trading director David Coxon said: "We're absolutely thrilled to be opening a store in Truro, creating jobs and great shopping opportunities.

"I'm sure the Cornish savvy shoppers will be delighted by the amazing value that Poundland offers."

To mark Poundland's arrival in the city a television celebrity will officially welcome shoppers to a family fun day on Saturday, June 27.

During the day the store will also raise money for its charity of the year, Macmillan Cancer Support.

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    Steve, Truro  |  June 22 2009, 8:57PM

    I think it's brillant to have a poundland in Truro and I think they will do very well cause there isn't any pound shops in Truro.it's what Truro needs.

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    sarah, helston  |  June 12 2009, 5:02PM

    with the current recession,i think its a great idea. I think the idea will be welcomed by many people.

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    Bargainhunter, Feock  |  June 12 2009, 2:12PM

    Hehe Peachy, you brightened up my day! Used to shop in one when I visited Cheltenham boys, admittedly there was some tat but some good stuff if you looked around a bit. If it's good enough for the ladies of Cheltenham College then I suspect it's good enough for Truro! Best of luck to them, hope it is a success, has to be better than empty premises. Stop being so snotty lads!

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    Darbz, Truro  |  June 12 2009, 11:34AM

    Great! Because we really need another tat shop! P ound shop in Lemon Street Market - closed - Lukes on the Corner - Closed! Think theyd get the hint!! Commercial centre of Cornwall my foot!! - What a mistake!!

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    Peachy, Cornwall  |  June 12 2009, 10:46AM

    How much will things cost in this new shop?

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    Ben, Truro  |  June 12 2009, 10:14AM

    Just what Truro needs.

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