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Retail Business On The Up In Rotherham

posted 25 Apr 2012, 02:38 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 25 Apr 2012, 02:42 ]
Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice have expanded their retail operations and taken a spacious unit at Sandbeck Way, Hellaby Industrial Estate for a "pre-loved" furniture shop. 

The shop which opens this week, offers a full range of furniture items at competitive prices including electricals, beds, wardrobes, chests of drawers, tables and chairs.

Based at North Anston, Bluebell Wood provides care and support to families who have a child who has a life limiting condition and is not expected to live into adulthood. It has to raise £3m each year to continue its work, and receives no statutory government funding.

Sarah Champion, chief executive of Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice, said: "We know that good quality furniture items often become available when people move house or empty a property on behalf of a relative. Donating them to us will help fund our work supporting families whose children have a shortened life expectancy.

The Bluebell Wood furniture store opening times will be from Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-4.30pm. Donations can be delivered to the store or by ringing Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice on 01909 517360. The store will also accept general goods for sale in the Bluebell Wood shops.

Also new to the borough are MotorWorld and Thai Garden Cafe who are the latest businesses to take space at Onyx Retail Park in Manvers.  Only one unit remains now in phase 1 of the development with Subway, Greggs and Domino's already open.

The retail park, comprising 17,500 sq ft of retail space, is based at the Manvers Waterfront development, the 285-acre mixed-use regeneration of the former Manvers Colliery by Anglo-Dutch developers, TCN UK.

Opening next month, the Thai Garden Café, which has seating for 30 people and space for a further 12 diners outside, will be a "great place to chill out" with a relaxed atmosphere and varied menu. It will be serving oriental dishes using typical Thai ingredients.

The café is owned by Sheffield housebuilder Paul Hague. He said: "We are thrilled to be starting out in such a vibrant area. New houses are being built nearby and with visitors to the RSPB's Old Moor nature reserve and other local attractions, we expect to hit the ground running when we open for business."

MotorWorld, the UK's largest independent car parts and accessories retailer will also open its doors shortly.

Plans for phase 2 of the site have now been brought forward to accommodate additional interest from food outlets. This will release an additional 10,000 square feet of space split between two units, however, to allow flexibility, Onward has decided to apply for planning permission to enable the units if required to be divided into much smaller shells to accommodate further quick service food stores and or restaurants.

Source: Rothbiz