'Absolutely brilliant' - High street retailer returns to Boston town centre after 2020 departure

A high street clothing retailer has returned to Boston, more than two years after departing it.

Back at Boston's Pescod Square Shopping Centre, Bonmarché.
Back at Boston's Pescod Square Shopping Centre, Bonmarché.

Bonmarché re-opened in the Pescod Square Shopping Centre on Friday, taking the unit it vacated in July 2020 during a period of financial hardship for the fashion chain.

Lisa Dawson, centre manager, said it was ‘absolutely brilliant’ to have Bonmarché back, adding that a number of staff have also returned after being re-deployed to other branches in the interim.

She said shoppers, meanwhile, were ‘thrilled’ with the news.

The return came in the same week as the re-opening of the Pescod Square multi-storey car park, which is now ticketless and under the operation of the centre itself.

Bonmarché is not the first high street retailer to return to the centre following a period of absence, with HMV having come back in 2018 after more than five years away from the town, taking its old unit, too.