PLANS have been detailed for a major refurbishment of one of Chester’s main high street stores.
But the extensive improvement plans for Marks and Spencer’s store in Foregate Street comes as bosses confirmed the closure date for the second store housing the menswear and homewear departments.
The satellite outlet will cease trading on March 16 and staff members working there will be transferred to the remaining store on the other side of the street.
The shop on the south side of Foregate Street will have a new beauty department, a bakery, as well as a new decor and layout in the clothing, food and home sections and a 250-seat cafe.
Store manager Jonathan Bradburn said: “We are thrilled to be moving towards the final stages of modernising our Chester Foregate Street store.
“Not only will the new décor and layout conveniently bring all our clothing and food under one roof, but we are also delighted to introduce several new departments.
“The store has a new beauty department, with specially trained beauty assistants and branded beauty products, a new bakery offering freshly baked pastries and speciality breads, as well as a new 250-seat café.
“We are very excited by the changes we have in store and look forward to welcoming our customers to the unveiling on Thursday, April 10.”
Marks and Spencer opened a new eco-friendly store at Cheshire Oaks, the company’s biggest store in the country after the flagship store at Marble Arch in London.
The store at Cheshire Oaks has the most environmentally conscious credentials of any Marks and Spencer store and took almost seven years to create.
Each part of the building was carefully designed to fall in line with M&S’s Plan A – which aims to make it the most sustain