The new Primark store has had its first weekend of sales following Friday’s grand opening. With a brand new location, it seems the people of Sheffield are happy with the bigger store, if a snapshot of opinion outside the store today is anything to go by.
After controversially being moved to the Moor from Hartshead Square in the city centre, it was originally thought that the new location would be too far out for people to travel and would not do as well in the new setting.
The new building of Primark is a part of the Moor’s Regeneration Scheme, which is set to be finished in 2017.
The general feedback from the people of Sheffield heading in and out of the new store today was positive and will help to boost the on-going development scheme, hoping to enable the city to widen and draw more people to this end of town.
Shoppers today expressed the delight about the fact the new store is bigger than the old one, offered more product choice and was easier to get around thanks to escalators, which the old store didn’t have.
Some of the stallholders working in the Moor Market also have a positive outlook on the store. Karen Bracken of the florist stall said “I think a big store like that will definitely bring people down to this quieter end of town which I hope benefits us in the market.
“If they are in the area, they may as well look around, and hopefully fuel the business in the market as well.”
The bigger and so called, better Primark store is just one element of the new retail quarter. Construction is underway for a multi-screen cinema, bars and restaurants, and other smaller retail units to join.
With Christmas right around the corner and the new developments of the Moor underway, this could well be the new hit place for the city of Sheffield.