John Lewis to re-open in Reading

In good news for the high street in Reading, John Lewis Partnership has confirmed that the flagship store on Broad Street, Reading will re-open on 12 April.

reading credit greatwestwaycouk 50316267166 webThe Reading store will re-open along with other non-essential retail in line with Government guidelines in just over two weeks’ time.  John Lewis Partnership had been considering the future of its stores following a difficult trading situation, exacerbated by closures during lockdown, and has announced eight stores will not reopen from lockdown. Reading’s Broad Street store will be open for business.

John Lewis Partnership has traded from the Heelas building in Broad Street since 1953 and is a key anchor store for Reading town centre. 

Adam Jacobs, Chair Reading UK, said: “It is great news for Reading’s retail offer and the many John Lewis staff locally that John Lewis Reading will be re-opening on 12 April, along with the rest of non-essential retail. John Lewis is a premier retailer in Reading’s high street and attracts shoppers from across the region to the town. The decision is a clear sign of confidence in the retail future of Reading town centre.

“2020 has been a very difficult year for retail in an already ultra-competitive market. For the sustainability of Reading town centre, it is vital that major names such as John Lewis continue to anchor the retail offer as we work to diversify and re-invent the town centre experience over the coming years.”


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