Newhaven Carpet Store Re-Opening
Fludes Carpets’ Newhaven store was severely affected by the tidal surge of Early December and was flooded internally up to a height of 20cm. This caused major damage to stock, display s and the decoration of the store. Following a 10 week internal refurbishment, the doors are once again open for trading.
During the closure of the store, a small area of space was vacated by neighbouring retailer Sussex Beds to allow Fludes carpets a limited trading area and storage of goods. “We have been so fortunate to have such hospitable neighbours who helped us immensely with this problem” says Fludes Managing Director Andy Laird. “We were able to deal with our regular customers and have easy access to our stocks of carpets and rugs.”
The renovation of the store was done within the planned timescales, and local tradesmen were used to complete the work. “With so much to do, we were very lucky to get people who were committed to get the job done on time” Laird added, “ Our suppliers and fitters really pulled out all the stops to get us back in business.”
The clouds of December did have a silver lining in that the store has now been transformed to a smart and modern showroom tastefully designed to help customers shop in comfort. Flooring is on show in an area specifically aimed at each type of product. Customers to the new store will easily find the right flooring for their home.
The grand re-opening of the store will take place on Saturday March 1st at 10.00 and will be undertaken by Councillor Julie Carr, Mayor of Newhaven Town.