New Poundstretcher opens in Felixstowe to replace M&S store

First arrivals to the new shop in Hamilton Road, Felixstowe had the chance to win £250 worth of shopping vouchers, while there was a ‘Trolley Dash’ where people could fill a trolley with as many products as they could within 60 seconds.

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At the time of the closure, M&S said the move was ‘vital and necessary for the future of M&S’ and to ensure its shops were alongside other major retail outlets which would attract customers.

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However, the decision attracted howls of protest from council leaders, businesses and 8,000 people who signed a petition against the closure.

Poundstretcher signed a five year lease to move into the ground-floor commercial unit at 55 Hamilton Road in Felixstowe earlier this year. 

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