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Home Bargains to Open in Former Hawich Homebase

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A former Homebase store in Hawich which closed in November last year is to be taken on by Home Bargains.

The 22,000 sq ft store will undergo a multi-million refit as TJ Morris - the owner of Home Bargains - has now gained approval to allow up to 30% of the building sell food products.

Around 50 jobs are expected to be created when the new store opens later this year.

Councillor for Hawick and Denholm, Stuart Marshall, told local press: “I am absolutely delighted that this major retailer has now been given the green light to press ahead and open a store at the former Homebase site at Galalaw.

“I am led to believe that between 40 and 50 jobs are to be created, and all being well, I’m told that the store hopes to open for business in early spring.”

“Not only am I thrilled at the prospect of Home Bargains coming to town, I am also pleased that some good news has came out of the recent closure of Homebase, and I sincerely hope that those former employees who are still looking for work will now be considered by this new business,” 

“The thought of this huge site at Galalaw being left dormant and falling into disrepair was just unthinkable. We have far too many redundant factories and shops dotted over the town.”

Source : Insight DIY Team

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11 January 2019

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