Posted: Thu 4th Aug 2011

Discount UK Set To Open In Former Woolies

Wrexham.com for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Aug 4th, 2011

Discount UK will open its doors in Wrexham tomorrow morning.


The Poundworld owned chain store Discount UK is set to open in the former Woolworths building tomorrow morning.

As Wrexham.com reporters walked past this afternoon builders and staff were putting the finishing touches to the shop with the store sign letters being stuck up.

The opening of the store will create 40 new jobs for the town, the unit had been occupied by Woolworths for many years before the company went into liquidation, however it has since remained empty since January 2009.

Discount UK’s marketing director has described the chain as “the new Woolworths” and said it will sell household and grocery items ranging in price from 29p to £25.

Passers by take a look at the new store as builders and staff add the finishing touches.



The news had been greeted with scepticism by some Wrexham residents, many of whom have said that the town already has an abundance of discount stores.

However, the jobs created and new occupancy in a building which has stood empty for so long, will no doubt provide some good news for a recession hit high street.

According to The Leader a temporary lease has also been agreed for the former Boots store that has also been empty since 2009. Eagles Meadow centre manager Kevin Critchley has also stated that all but one of the shopping centre’s empty units are set to be occupied by November.

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