Fashionistas ready for the right location

Manager Jed Morris, assistant boss Sarah Randles and Lydia Bellman
Manager Jed Morris, assistant boss Sarah Randles and Lydia Bellman

Retail bosses in St Helens are putting fashion first by opening a newly revamped Scotts store in Church Square shopping centre.

It is part of a reconfiguration of the busy shopping mall, to ensure its layout continues to appeal to major high htreet names, including H&M, which is due to open soon.

Church Square Shopping Centre manager Steven Brogan said: “Work has been going on for some time to ensure that the centre remains a fresh, bright offering for major retailers. Shoppers probably haven’t noticed anything, other than some of their favourite stores may have changed location.

“The feedback is that people are saying that Church Street is once again buzzing and it’s brought a real vitality to the town – something that probably started when Costa Coffee opened in Church Square almost a year ago.

“The new stores are also good news economically for St Helens – not only do they create jobs but they give shoppers even more reason to shop locally, which has to benefit all the town centre retailers.”

Scotts has switched from Lagrange Arcade, by the entrance to Church Square to a spot on Church Street, which is still part of Church Square Shopping Centre.

A spokesman for Scotts said: “We are already seeing a lot of new customers coming into our 2,085 square foot store on Church Street. Our previous location inside Church Square Shopping Centre was excellent but now we are much more visible to shoppers.” Scotts specialise in menswear.