New B&M store opening in Leicestershire and Rutland

A customer exits a B&M Bargains store
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The opening date has been set for Leicestershire and Rutland’s newest B&M store. The news resolves the fate of the empty unit it is finally taking over.

The discount chain will be setting up shop in Oakham’s Westgate Street later this month in what is the latest store opening from B&M. The brand is taking over the former Wilko store which closed last year following the Leicester-founded firm’s collapse into administration.

Work is now underway on getting the new B&M store ready ahead of opening. It is unclear how many jobs the new shop will be creating.

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B&M says many of its usual services will be provided in its new store, including paint for its DIY range. Alcohol and cigarettes will also be sold at the new store.

The opening date for the new store has been set, with B&M urging people to get ready for the store on Saturday, June 22. An exact opening time has yet to be announced.

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