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Crawley could lose Cineworld as firm draws up plans to temporarily close due to ‘unviable’ industry



The cinema chain looks set to ‘temporarily’ close all of its UK sites, which would include the Crawley one, with a potential loss of over 5,000 jobs across the country.

Reports suggest the firm would look to close with an aim of reopening next year.

They also suggest that staff would be asked to accept redundancy with the potential of being asked to rejoin when the chain reopens.

A closure would see around 120 cinemas close across the UK.

The announcement of yet another delay to the latest Bond film looks to have been the final straw for the cinema chain who has seen a massive fall in profits for the first half of the year.

A closure would have a huge detrimental effect for Crawley, with the leisure site full of restaurants who rely heavily on the walk-in trade from cinemas goers.

But with Hollywood Bowl investing hundreds of thousands of pounds on a new ‘Walk of Fame’ feature it is hoped the site could generate enough trade to see its survival over the coming year.


Furniture Village opens its doors in Crawley’s County Oak Retail Park



Crawley welcomes Furniture Village who will open a brand-new store in County Oak retail park this Boxing Day.

The new location offers a Carpetright concession, providing a one-stop-shop for customers looking to update their homes.

Visitors to the new Furniture Village store will be invited to create their ‘home in one’, by exploring collections for every room of the house, from sofas to beds to dining.

Charlie Harrison, Commercial Director at Furniture Village, comments:

“With much of the UK under lockdown, I’m delighted we’ve been able to open our new store in Crawley. County Oak is a fantastic shopping destination and the ideal choice for Furniture Village.

“It’s been a challenging year for everyone, but I am incredibly proud of the Furniture Village team which continues to offer industry-leading quality, choice and service. As well as Family Retailer of the Year, we’ve also been awarded National Bed Retailer of the Year so I’m particularly looking forward to welcoming customers to our new bed department.”

The store will see a team of 11 expert sales consultants offering valuable insights and advice to customers, all made possible thanks to enhanced Covid-19 safety measures.

These include temperature checks, PPE for all staff and hand sanitisation stations, along with an appointment booking system which can be accessed via the website.

Charlie Harrison, Commercial Director at Furniture Village, adds:

“Customer safety is still, and will continue to be, a priority for us. The feedback from all of our existing stores continues to be overwhelmingly positive, with the appointment booking system providing reassurance and exceptional service for customers.”

The store will open at 9am on Saturday 26th December 2020. Opening offers include Sale discounts of up to 50% plus an additional £50 off every £500 spent.

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