Published on 16 - November - 2010
John Lewis opens 'at home' in Tunbridge WellsDepartment store chain opened the fourth of its new format stores last Thursday in Kent.
The 40,000 sq ft store opened on Thursday, November 11, with pupils from the local St Matthews High Brooms (CE) Controlled Primary School joining branch manager Gaby Armstrong for the official ribbon cutting.
The outlet, located on Kingstanding Way, off the Longfield Road in Tunbridge Wells will focus exclusively on furniture, homewares, furnishing accessories and electrical and home technology. According to the company, it will stock enough duvets to stretch over half the length of the Longfield Road, more than 1,500 mugs and 171 different varieties of cushions.
Customers will also have the benefit of a café, 161-space car park and the John Lewis click and collect service. The store employs 190 John Lewis partners.
Gaby Armstrong said: "Following six months of planning and preparation, I'm thrilled to be opening our new John Lewis at home in Tunbridge Wells... We're particularly looking forward to seeing how our product assortment is received. From beds and bathroom accessories to home and kitchenware, living room furniture and lighting, we've got a fantastic selection of both quality John Lewis ranges and bespoke interiors from some of the country's leading designers. We're confident that there's something to inspire and cater for all tastes, homes and budgets.'
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