Boughton 842, Chester
On Thursday 6th November 2014, Chester customers were able to experience shopping in their newly built, full size Waitrose store. A ‘Little Waitrose’ had previously been available to them on Foregate Street but, following its closure and the relocation of all 23 Partners to the new store, they are now able to experience a juice bar, cafe, wine bar, concierge style Welcome Desk, click and collect, dry cleaning and a flower garden whilst shopping.
The 29,000 sq ft store is located next to the Shropshire Union canal and has steps leading from the Branch cafe down to the waters edge. The surrounding area is being regenerated into a sleek business quarter, and the Branch’s sleek bronze-clad exterior reflects its industrial heritage.
The Branch was officially opened at 8am by Branch Manager Dickie Danby, MP Stephen Mosley and Lord Mayor of Chester Cllr Bob Rudd. The ribbon was cut by local schoolgirl, nine year old Chloe le Ballois, who had created the winning design for the store’s new tote bag.