Marks and Spencer could return to Woolwich after store closure

Marks and Spencer could return to Woolwich after store closure

Marks and Spencer could return to Woolwich after store closure

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , deputy news editor

High street giant Marks and Spencer could return to Woolwich after its old store closes, it has been suggested.

The company's Powis Street outlet store will close for good on September 27, with its employees deployed elsewhere as the chain restructures its business.

Since the closure was suggested, Greenwich Council has been in discussions with M&S and now says the company has expressed an interest in opening a Simply Food store in the town.

Council leader Councillor Denise Hyland said: "We’re really pleased to have been working positively with Marks and Spencer and we can see they have a genuine interest in having a presence in the town in the future."

She added: "The town is growing fast and this is being accelerated by the arrival of Crossrail. Big businesses like Marks and Spencer can see the long-term potential of Woolwich and we are sure other well-known retailers will too."

An M&S spokesman stressed no decision had been made but said: "If a site came up that works for us in Woolwich we'd be interested."

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8:39pm Fri 8 Aug 14

mouthalmighty says...

So what. Is the council concerned about its existing residence or the possible prestige marks could bring.
So what. Is the council concerned about its existing residence or the possible prestige marks could bring. mouthalmighty
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1:52pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Wombles4000 says...

Who cares - Woolwich is a complete dump now. Losing one of the only worthwhile places for a possible, maybe, someday tiny food store means nothing.

The only thing that will save Woolwich is cracking down on the enormous amount of idiots in the town bothering others and causing problems. Anti social problems are everywhere. The authorities are too scared though so it will continue to sink further.
Who cares - Woolwich is a complete dump now. Losing one of the only worthwhile places for a possible, maybe, someday tiny food store means nothing. The only thing that will save Woolwich is cracking down on the enormous amount of idiots in the town bothering others and causing problems. Anti social problems are everywhere. The authorities are too scared though so it will continue to sink further. Wombles4000
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