A Yorkshire-based retail company, which last month celebrated its 20th anniversary, has opened a new store in Hull city centre.
The move by The Yorkshire Linen Co to occupy a 3,000 sq ft shop on the city’s King Edward Street, is part of the family-owned firm’s ongoing strategy to invest in the high street.
Owned and run by Ross and Kirsteen Leventhal, The Yorkshire Linen Co has more than 40 stores across Yorkshire, the North East, North West, Cheshire, Spain and Portugal, and employees a workforce in excess of 300.
The opening of the new store flagship Hull store, together with refurbishing its Scarborough and Leigh stores, will see investment this year alone top the £250,000 mark.
Mr Leventhal said:
The opening of the King Edward Street store marks the start of a new chapter for us in the city of Hull. We have consolidated two already successful stores – just around the corner in The Prospect Centre and in nearby Bransholme – into this new shop.
At 3,000 sq ft, the Kind Edward Street store is twice the floor plan of the previous two, and will employ nine members of staff. Whilst other companies are abandoning the high street, we are positively investing in it.
Our move to King Edward Street is a sign of our continued commitment to Hull. It safeguards jobs and means customers, new and existing, can browse our goods in a much bigger, shopper-friendly atmosphere.
Last year, The Yorkshire Linen Co opened its first store in Cheshire, opened another in Portugal, and refurbished its Hartlepool and Leeds stores as well as relocating its Head Office, Website and Warehouse operation.