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Opening Date Set For John Lewis Chelmsford
The department store will open its doors to customers in September.
The 90,000 sq ft store, the first John Lewis in Essex, will join others in the wider Bond Street development opening for the first time at 9.30am on Thursday 29th September.
Other retailers opening include White Company, Foyles, Joules and Jack Wills. Located at the heart of the city centre, the development will feature a range of riverside restaurants and an Everyman cinema.
Laura Rawstron, branch manager, John Lewis Chelmsford said: "I’m thrilled to be able to confirm that John Lewis Chelmsford will open on Thursday 29th September.
"The business has had ambition to open a shop in Essex for some time now, and the Bond Street development couldn’t be a better proposition for us."
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