The Bed Shop Shirley has opened in Shirley High Street by
taking a new lease of the former Shirley Stationers shop unit at 1 Gordon Buildings that was on the market with Keygrove Chartered Surveyors, the Southampton based commercial property agents.
Bed Shop’s expansion is their second shop and follows hot on the heels of the first store in High Street, Eastleigh which opened in August 2009, after trade exceeded expectations despite the recession.
Chris Croll managing director says “The Bed Shop provides good old fashioned service back on the high street. We have re-introduced the concept of a bedding shop on the high street with helpful staff who listen to and assist customers. Our shops have been greeted with a very positive customer reaction as not everyone has the means of visiting the big out-of-town retail parks, and when they do they are inevitably met with a bewildering choice of beds and lack of service.”
Mark Douglas of Keygrove says “It is great to see small local retail occupiers moving back into high street locations when more glamorous national retailers seem to be struggling or moving away.”