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Marks and Spencer confirms plan for new store in Maidstone

Wednesday 11th October 2017

M&S has confirmed it plans to open a new store in Maidstone.

The new outlet will be on the Eclipse Retail Park, stepping in to the spot formerly reserved by Waitrose.

Charlotte Hall, store manager at M&S Maidstone, told the Downs Mail, the decision will create a bigger and better offer for fans of the brand in the town. She added: “We’ve been serving customers in Maidstone for over a 100 years and we’re really excited about our plans to open a new store at the Eclipse Retail Park.”

As part of the move, M&S will continue to sell clothing and food from its main high-street store, but proposes closing its smaller store further down Week Street.

She finished: “The whole team will stay with M&S and, should the plans go ahead, the new store will also create new jobs.

“We’ll make sure we keep the community updated as plans progress.”