Doors at Northampton's former BHS store open again as 'Europe's largest Christmas £1 store'

A pop-up Christmas pound store has opened on the site of Northampton town centre's empty BHS.

Tuesday, 6th November 2018, 2:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th November 2018, 3:26 pm
Abington Street's former BHS store has opened as a pop-up Christmas shop.

The former retail giant in Abington Street has been stocked with £1 Christmas decorations, cards and costume pieces and claims to be 'Europe's largest Christmas £1 store'.

The discount store reportedly opened today (November 6) and will shut its doors after Christmas Eve.

It comes after the department store was bought by developers Oxford London Estates Group in August for an undisclosed fee.

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A banner across one side of the shop claims it is 'Europe's largest Christmas 1 store'.

At the time, company director Roni Chotoveli told the Chron the investors were not simply looking to fill it with another 'dying' high street brand and called on local entrepreneurs to submit ideas for the prominent building.

Mr Chotoveli also outlined hopes to fill the store with a hybrid of flats, shops and leisure, but future plans have not yet been revealed.

Oxford London Estates Group has been contacted for a comment.

It is the first time the empty BHS store has opened since the retail giant collapsed in 2016.

It is the first time the empty BHS store has been used since it shut in 2016.

Meanwhile, a planning application has been submitted to turn the former BHS store in St James Retail Park into the latest outlet by The Range.