Toy store to open in Burnley centre

A national toy store chain will complete the revamped Market Square when it opens in the town centre next month.
The Entertainer - Zoomer - Boomer the Dino RobotThe Entertainer - Zoomer - Boomer the Dino Robot
The Entertainer - Zoomer - Boomer the Dino Robot

The Entertainer is scheduled to open on Saturday, July 11th, and will join River Island and Peacocks at the heart of the new-look Charter Walk shopping centre.

Charter Walk manager Chris Gribben said they were extremely happy with The Entertainer coming to town.

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“It is the final unit in the recent development of the premises in Market Square. Negotiations have been ongoing for the past few months with a number of companies who have been interested. But The Entertainer have signed on the dotted line and we’re happy to have them. They are a national brand and it is something different for the town.”

With no plans in place yet to carry on redevelopment work in Market Square, attention now shifts to the £3m. scheme to modernise St James’s Street.

The project, which will see all street furniture along Burnley’s main thoroughfare replaced, will start in the autumn.

Mr Gribben added: “It will complement the rest of the town centre work nicely. We welcome the upgrade work. Yes, there will be some minor inconvenience but it will be worth while.”

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