New clothes shop set to open in Corby town centre

Robert Goddard is due to open in Corby in June
Robert Goddard is due to open in Corby in June
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Another big name is on its way to Corby and is hoping to open its doors to customers in June.

Robert Goddard has signed on the dotted line to take up residency in a former card shop next to the Pandora jewellery shop in Willow Place.

I think people are going to like it because it is brands that people have asked for in the past.

Dan Pickard

Town centre manager Dan Pickard said: “This is phenomenal news.

“Robert Goddard is a small independent company and they sell brands like Superdry, Barbour, Ted Baker and Hugo Boss.

“The deal has been chugging along for the last 10 to 12 weeks and they are fully signed up now and have started fitting the shop out.

“They are probably looking at a June opening.”

Mr Pickard said he thought shoppers would be pleased with the latest addition to the retail offering in Corby.

He said: “I think people are going to like it because it is brands that people have asked for in the past but attracting them here has always been a challenge.”

Robert Goddard bosses came to look around the town centre and were keen to sign up, especially given the positioning of the unit next to another popular brand like Pandora.

Mr Pickard said Pandora had out performed in how well he thought the store would do in Corby, and added: “It just goes to show that there’s a market for these type of brands.”

And there could be more good news for shoppers in the coming weeks.

The town centre manager said: “At the moment we are in a fortunate position where we are nearly 100 per cent let as a town centre and there’s another three lettings to announce soon.”

Places Gym is another new kid on the block as it gears up for its opening in Westcott Way, Corby, today.

It is offering gym membership from £14.99 per month.

For more information about the gym, which Mr Pickard said has state-of-the-art equipment, go to www.placesgymcorby.co.uk.

Mr Pickard said: “We have been riding on the crest of a wave for some time now and it is testament to the people of Corby.

“More people are travelling into Corby to shop, which makes the town stronger.”