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Holland & Barrett to expand to larger Newark store

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Health supplement store Holland & Barrett will move to a new store in Newark next month on Stodman Street.

Lincoln-based Chartered Surveyor Banks Long & Co oversaw the deal which will see the company move into the former menswear business Burton from its current, smaller St Mark’s Street shop.

The new store will officially open on Wednesday, April 12.

A Holland & Barrett spokeswoman said: “We will be in a much more visible location and close to popular shops such as Marks & Spencer and Costa. The store’s sales will increase due to the improved range that will be available in our larger shop.”

The company said there will be “no gap” between the closure of the current store and the opening of the new one.

Banks Long & Co director James Butcher said: “Newark has a population of 35,000 people and the town serves a large catchment of around 160,000.

“Its close proximity to the A1 and the fact that it is also served by the East Coast mainline, means this destination is particular attractive to new and relocating retailers.

“We are delighted to report that there was considerable interest in the Stodman Street unit, which reflects the strength of the local marketplace, and we are pleased to note that this is an expansion for Holland & Barrett.”