Shops in Coventry are preparing for a bumper day
next week when several big stores join the ranks of those opening
their doors to customers on Sunday.
A huge banner hanging from the glass dome of West
Orchards means that shoppers cannot fail to notice that the centre is
open for business.
& Spencer, WH Smith, Tie Rack, Coventry City FC and Goldsmiths are
among the shops in West Orchard Shopping Centre adding their names to
the successful experiment on 2 April.
newcomers have swelled the number of city centre stores open on
Sundays to almost 80 and more are joining the scheme as the weeks
pass. Boots and C&A are also opening from 2 April.
is more than 8 metres long and 3.5 metres high, is the largest ever
produced by its manufacturers, Warwickshire company Stratford
Graphics, and boasts that 35 of the centre’s stores will now be open
Haynes, West Orchards Centre manager said:
shopping in Coventry has got off to a successful start, but we want
to make sure everyone is aware of just what is available in the city
centre seven days a week and that West Orchards is firmly behind the
is probably no better advertising space to reach shoppers and the
area under our dome can look a bit empty after we take down the
Kent, of the City Centre Company, which is behind the Sunday
initiative, said that 2 April was a watershed in seven day trading.
have such well-known names coming on stream gives Sunday opening a
fresh momentum. We are currently planning a series of events to draw
still more people into the heart of the city.”