Doors open on national retailer


National retailer TK Maxx is set to open its new 26,000 sq ft retail unit at White River Place, St Austell, tomorrow.

While TK Maxx boasts more than 240 stores across the UK, it will only be the second one on Cornwall.

Centre manager, Claire Daniel, commented: “Yet another big name is coming to White River Place, and we couldn’t be happier; TK Maxx’s arrival has been much anticipated by the St Austell shoppers and we’re really excited about its opening.

“Spread over two levels, it will provide everything you expect from a department store, but at a greatly reduced price. With this new addition, the appeal of White River Place has increased yet again, and we’re looking forward to a very prosperous future for the centre.”

Since opening, the scheme has seen a flurry of new lettings including Game, Superdrug, Rowe Bakery, Yeomans Outdoors and Costa Coffee, as well as TK Maxx, adding to a line-up that already boasts a huge Wilkinson store, Peacocks, New Look, Bonmarche and Halifax.

Other retailers are in advanced negotiations to open at the centre, which also hosts a state-of-the-art four screen cinema and Cornwall’s only Frankie & Benny’s restaurant.