A home furnishing store has opened for business in Halifax and created 60 full and part time jobs.
Dunelm Mill occupies 23,000 sq ft premises at Pellon Lane, and welcomed its first customers yesterday.
Among the first to tour the store were the Mayor and Mayoress of Calderdale John and Jane Hardy who were invited to open the building which is spread over two floors.
Chief executive Nick Wharton said it takes a lot of hard work, investment and commitment to get a new store up and running.
“We are confident Halifax will play a big part in the continued success of the company and we are looking forward to introducing local shoppers to our `Simply Value for Money` homewares offering,” said Mr Wharton.
The store has been designed to accommodate Dunelm Mill’s extensive range of homeware items.
These include household names such as Dorma, Fogarty, Morphy Richards, Brabantia plus Dunelm Mill’s own exclusive collection.
The range includes 130 bedlinen designs, 350 lighting products, 400 wall art and mirrors and more than 600 fabrics.
The business was formed in 1979 and has grown from a market stall business in Leicester selling ready-made curtains into a major retailer.
It now has 132 stores nationwide which sell more than 20,000 home furnishing products.
The Halifax store - which has a Pausa coffee shop - will be open seven days a week and customers can also take advantage of a custom made curtains, blinds and accessories service.
It also offers on-line shopping with next day delivery (Mon to Thurs) or collection from the Halifax store at www.dunelm-mill.com