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Bargain store brings new jobs
12:00pm Wednesday 9th May 2012 in Wantage/Grove
A BARGAIN superstore will open in a large Wantage store, bringing 35 new jobs.
Family Bargains, which is part of the 99p Stores group, is to open in the former Focus DIY store in Limborough Road, on Saturday. The store has been standing empty for a year.
The firm has signed a long-term lease for the 23,077 sq ft shop and has invested £350,000 in the move.
Wantage Chamber of Commerce president John Naish said: “The chamber is very pleased to hear the old Focus DIY store has been let, and we welcome the jobs it will bring to the town.”
The store, which will include a garden centre, openx at 10am on Saturday. It will sell more than 5,000 products.
The Focus DIY shop shut in May last year when the national chain went into administration.