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Countdown To Your Re-Designed Ms Liverpool Store

Monday, 12 October 2009


Liverpool poet Roger McGough, who drafted a series of poems charting the major redevelopment, will cut the ribbon with store manager Julie Ridley and invite customers to join the celebration with a complimentary glass of champagne.


Radio City will provide the entertainment from Friday to Sunday, with the chance to win a share of £1,000 worth of M&S gift cards with breakfast show DJ Rossie between 12 and 2pm on Friday.


A full programme of entertainment, including an in-store chef, personal shoppers, stylists and a scalextric for children, will continue throughout the weekend to celebrate the grand opening of the new-look M&S Liverpool.


Key pieces from the M&S company archive will also be on display at the store as part of M&S' 125th birthday celebrations. Items include some of the earliest merchandise sold in the M&S Penny Bazaars from 1894 to 1925 and the first ever UK-wide uniform for M&S employees introduced in 1949.


The remodel has seen the Church Street store take over the entire frontage of Compton House for the first time.  M&S has also extended into the former hotel on the building's first floor, providing space for a brand-new M&S Café and a large furniture section with views over Church Street.


The store has increased from 87,100 sqft to 104,300 sqft in order to bring customers the very best that M&S has to offer in contemporary surroundings.


Julie Ridley, Marks & Spencer Liverpool store manager, said: "Our customers in Liverpool have been eagerly awaiting this remodel and we are very excited about opening our doors on launch day to reveal the new-look store. We hope customers will agree that it looks fantastic and take advantage of the extended range of products now available."


The new-look store, which has traded in Church Street since the 1920s, has extended ranges of clothing, homeware and brings M&S Technology to Liverpool for the first time. The Food Hall features a new Hot Food to Go counter selling a range of hot breakfast and lunch options, and the first floor M&S Café has extended to 150 seats.

For further information, please contact:
Pauline McLaughlin Beattie Communications 0161 932 1159/ 07730 415027

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Notes to Editors:

Address: Marks & Spencer
35 Church Street
L1 1DF

Opening Hours:
Monday to Wednesday 09.00 - 18.00
Thursday 08.30 - 20.00
Friday to Saturday 08.30 - 18.30
Sunday 11.00 - 17.00