Work underway on major new Stanway store

First published in News

WORK has begun to create a major new store in Stanway.

Argos is expected to open its new £1.1 million shop at Tollgate Retail Park in May.

This week work began on transforming the site, which was formerly an Allied Carpets shop.

When the new Argos store opens later this year it will create 40 new jobs.

 

See Wednesday's Gazette for the full story and reaction.

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3:47pm Tue 8 Jan 13

wearebeingwatched says...

Will the one in town close?
Will the one in town close? wearebeingwatched
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5:51pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Say It As It Is OK? says...

The new Argos in Stanway will make it easier to pick up orders made online. The town store has no nearby parking and bulky items are difficult to collect.
The new Argos in Stanway will make it easier to pick up orders made online. The town store has no nearby parking and bulky items are difficult to collect. Say It As It Is OK?
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6:42pm Tue 8 Jan 13

stackerman says...

At last colchester has woken up :) i no longer have to pay for parking when collecting items :)
it will be even better when KFC opens up here .this will make my traumatic shopping trip more pleasant and i may start shopping at sainsburys loads more
leaving my parking money all mine and not the parking meters
At last colchester has woken up :) i no longer have to pay for parking when collecting items :) it will be even better when KFC opens up here .this will make my traumatic shopping trip more pleasant and i may start shopping at sainsburys loads more leaving my parking money all mine and not the parking meters stackerman
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9:38pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Boris says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
The new Argos in Stanway will make it easier to pick up orders made online. The town store has no nearby parking and bulky items are difficult to collect.
Parking outside Jack's is no problem provided two of you go, so the driver can drive round the block if necessary while you are in the shop buying your goods. My wife and I did this several times in December for bulky purchases at Jack's or Argos, and only once did a traffic warden move her on.
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: The new Argos in Stanway will make it easier to pick up orders made online. The town store has no nearby parking and bulky items are difficult to collect.[/p][/quote]Parking outside Jack's is no problem provided two of you go, so the driver can drive round the block if necessary while you are in the shop buying your goods. My wife and I did this several times in December for bulky purchases at Jack's or Argos, and only once did a traffic warden move her on. Boris
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10:46pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Red Tape 2 says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
The new Argos in Stanway will make it easier to pick up orders made online. The town store has no nearby parking and bulky items are difficult to collect.
Exactly! I emailed their HO years ago to suggest that an out of town site would be much more sensible. It seems at last they agree!
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: The new Argos in Stanway will make it easier to pick up orders made online. The town store has no nearby parking and bulky items are difficult to collect.[/p][/quote]Exactly! I emailed their HO years ago to suggest that an out of town site would be much more sensible. It seems at last they agree! Red Tape 2
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10:53pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Acejax says...

Yes please! Much more convenient then going to town. I'm one to drive to Braintree cinema instead of Odeon so the colchester council don't get the satisfaction of thefting my change!
Yes please! Much more convenient then going to town. I'm one to drive to Braintree cinema instead of Odeon so the colchester council don't get the satisfaction of thefting my change! Acejax
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9:02am Wed 9 Jan 13

TheCaptain says...

Acejax wrote:
Yes please! Much more convenient then going to town. I'm one to drive to Braintree cinema instead of Odeon so the colchester council don't get the satisfaction of thefting my change!
Probably costs you more in petrol.
[quote][p][bold]Acejax[/bold] wrote: Yes please! Much more convenient then going to town. I'm one to drive to Braintree cinema instead of Odeon so the colchester council don't get the satisfaction of thefting my change![/p][/quote]Probably costs you more in petrol. TheCaptain
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11:43am Wed 9 Jan 13

beckncall says...

another nail in the coffin for the town centre. more support for out of town shopping from a council that is not supporting local traders
another nail in the coffin for the town centre. more support for out of town shopping from a council that is not supporting local traders beckncall
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3:18pm Wed 9 Jan 13

TheCaptain says...

beckncall wrote:
another nail in the coffin for the town centre. more support for out of town shopping from a council that is not supporting local traders
And what has this to do with the Council? A private company on private land is revamping a private building.
[quote][p][bold]beckncall[/bold] wrote: another nail in the coffin for the town centre. more support for out of town shopping from a council that is not supporting local traders[/p][/quote]And what has this to do with the Council? A private company on private land is revamping a private building. TheCaptain
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11:52am Thu 10 Jan 13

JBoswick says...

I thought Argos were looking to close stores, not open them

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/business-20054
168
I thought Argos were looking to close stores, not open them http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/business-20054 168 JBoswick
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