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Glasswells to reopen after £250,000 investment at Bury St Edmunds store and with 75th anniversary sale




A Bury St Edmunds furniture shop is to reopen on Monday after a £250,000 investment and with a sale celebrating a milestone for the business.

Glasswells, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary, has used the three months of lockdown to make improvements at its Newmarket Road store, in Bury, including investing £250,000 to enhance its air conditioning.

It will also reopen its stores in Ipswich, Haverhill, Sudbury and Saffron Walden.

The Glasswells shop, in Bury St Edmunds, has received a £250,000 investment
The Glasswells shop, in Bury St Edmunds, has received a £250,000 investment

Managing director Paul Glasswell said the business had enjoyed 'some areas of growth' over the last year despite the difficult climate for retailers and they were looking forward to welcoming back customers to their shops.

On the improvements to the Bury store, he said: "We have wanted to become more energy efficient for a couple of years and the last three months gave us the opportunity to do that in Bury.

"Our Ipswich store has seen improvements to our lighting and the restaurant refurbished while all our stores will have new designs and subtle lay-out changes to make sure our loyal customers can shop safely.

The new outdoor patio area at Glasswells, in Bury St Edmunds
The new outdoor patio area at Glasswells, in Bury St Edmunds

"We are ready to welcome customers back. It is a strange way to start our 75th year in business but we are planning some celebratory events once guidance allows us to.

“I would like to thank all our loyal customers who have continued to support us and also sent us warm wishes."

He added that staff have shown 'commitment and resilience' throughout the last year and they were 'counting the days' until reopening.

The store will welcome back customers with a 75th anniversary sale, while its Place to Eat restaurant will serve food on a new outside patio area as well as takeaways.

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