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Burnley Focus to be turned into B&M Bargains

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley Focus to be turned into B&M Bargains Burnley Focus to be turned into B&M Bargains

BURNLEY’S Focus DIY outlet is be transformed into a discount home store.

The Calverdale Road branch, set to close after Focus went into administration, has been acquired by B&M Bargains, the Merseyside-based low-cost retailer.

It plans to turn the unit into one of its home stores selling household goods.

The move is set to safeguard the jobs of Focus workers and has been hailed as ‘fantastic news’ by Burnley Council leader Charlie Briggs.

Cheshire-based Focus DIY, which was founded by former Crown Paints boss Bill Archer, collapsed last month.

All stores are down for closure, although B&M has acquired 11 outlets, including Burnley.

The Focus stores in Blackburn and Rawtenstall are still expected to close in the next few weeks.

B&M was unavailable for comment.

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4:17pm Wed 1 Jun 11

madari says...

Madari the snake charmer says:

What ? bargain stores in Burnley!!!! never...
Madari the snake charmer says: What ? bargain stores in Burnley!!!! never... madari
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6:30pm Wed 1 Jun 11

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

I bought a steam wallpaper stripper from Focus Burnley years back it's now fully stripped 3 houses and is still going strong, so get to Blackburn and get one before they close LOL
I bought a steam wallpaper stripper from Focus Burnley years back it's now fully stripped 3 houses and is still going strong, so get to Blackburn and get one before they close LOL Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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7:56pm Wed 1 Jun 11

jessjade says...

good news saves going to accy,blackpool or sowerby bridge
good news saves going to accy,blackpool or sowerby bridge jessjade
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9:01am Thu 2 Jun 11

burnleyiter says...

Just what Burnley needs, another discount shop! Does Burnley Council seriously think that big name retailers are going to come here when we are a town full of charity and £1 shops, I live in Burnley but would rather shop in Blackburn or Preston.
Just what Burnley needs, another discount shop! Does Burnley Council seriously think that big name retailers are going to come here when we are a town full of charity and £1 shops, I live in Burnley but would rather shop in Blackburn or Preston. burnleyiter
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