Waterstones relocates to new store in Northampton town centre
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A popular book shop chain in Northampton's high street has relocated.
Waterstones has closed down its store in Abington Street and moved into the former Topshop unit in the Grosvenor Centre.
The long-standing Abington Street branch closed its doors on Thursday, October 14, with the new shop opening the next day on October 15.
Plans had been announced in August that the store would be moving in time for the October half-term.
Sean Farrell, area manager for Waterstones said: “The team is very excited to welcome book lovers of Northampton to our new shop.
"After months of work on the book selection and curation, we are proud to be able to present the very best book offer, tailored to our local community, alongside the friendly, knowledgeable service that our regular customers have become used to over the years in our old Abington Street shop.
"The reaction from the people of Northampton has been amazing, with sales far exceeding our expectations – we hope to continue seeing all the regular friendly faces for many more years to come.”
James Roberts, centre director at Grosvenor Shopping, told the Chron: “We are thrilled to be welcoming another new store at Grosvenor.
"The pandemic brought unprecedented challenges for the retail industry but it is great to be able to share some positive news, which we hope will continue.”
The bookshop is the latest in a long string of shops to leave the town’s Abington Street, including M&S, Thorntons, Clintons, Caffe Nero and more.