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FLINTSHIRE GREETINGS FOR CARD FACTORY

Card Factory is the latest retailer to be attracted to the new £15 million Quay Shopping Centre at Connah’s Quay, North Wales.

The greetings card company has taken a 2,000 sq ft unit from Centre owner and developer St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist. The retailer will trade alongside existing tenants including Greggs, Bargain Booze, Just Go Travel and Home Bargains.

Developed by St. Modwen, the six-acre District Centre scheme, which opened at the end of 2010 creating more than 300 jobs, is anchored by a 52,000 sq ft Morrisons foodstore and features 12 retail units, 325 car parking spaces and improved pedestrian links.

Paul Batho, project director at St Modwen, said: “Card Factory is a very welcome addition to Connah’s Quay, adding to the rich variety of shops that the new district centre offers. The response to the new centre has been fantastic and we continue to receive strong interest in the few remaining retail units.”

Established in Wakefield, Yorkshire in 1997, Card Factory has grown to 550 stores across the country.

Card Factory’s Managing Director, Richard Hayes said: “We’re delighted to be bringing a Card Factory store to Deeside. In uncertain economic times the general public demands ever increasing quality but also wants to see better value for money. Card Factory has always worked on both principles and that has lead to the company becoming the fastest growing card retailer in the UK today.”

In addition to attracting national brands, the revitalised district centre has provided new accommodation for local traders, such as Deeside Fish and Chips, which were originally based in the old precinct and have taken up space in the new parade.