She was joined by members of staff to cut the ribbon and declare the store officially open for business, and was among many people to explore the new premises in Vicarage Field formerly occupied by Sovereign Meats.
Creating roles for five full time employees in the local area, the new store will provide local residents with access to expert advice from the Boots team on their eye heath needs.
Councillor O’Rawe said the opening of new shops in Hailsham, including national high street brands, is always a welcome improvement for the town: “The opening of Boots Opticians here is another step forward for Hailsham town centre and I’m confident will prove popular with residents.”
“The opening shows that there is increased confidence in Hailsham as a retail centre and it is a welcome sight to see one of the most well known high street names in the UK investing in our town.”
“We are now looking forward to attracting more businesses and investment into the town, and to ensure that Hailsham continues to develop as a thriving retail centre.”
Emma Bond, Practice Manager, Boots Opticians Hailsham, said: “Our new store will provide the residents of Hailsham with access to our expert services and advice, as well as great value promotions and offers. We are looking forward to welcoming customers into our new store for all their eye health needs.”
A number of new businesses have set up shop in Hailsham town centre during the past year, which has welcomed Subway in Hailsham High Street, Todd’s Barbers in George Mews, Dragon Photography in Market Street and Hot Dogs Grooming in George Street.
The town centre received a further boost in February with the opening of a brand new PoundlandÂ® store in the High Street – an amalgamation of the former Wealden Beds, Stead & Simpson and Sussex Stationers retail units.
Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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