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Shoe shop is right fit for regeneration plans

The pictured shows the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, Cllr Ernest Gibson and Patricia Ridley with store manager Chris Davies.

The Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, Councillor Ernest Gibson and Patricia Ridley recently helped to officially reopen Clarks Shoes in King Street, South Shields after the shop has undergone a major refit.

New and existing customers will be able to see a bigger, brighter and fresher store, when they walk through the doors to browse and buy any new shoes.  The shop employs 12 members of staff and is a franchise of Clarks Shoes that is owned by John Eliot Footwear Ltd. 

Chris Davies, Manager of Clarks Shoes in South Shields, said: "We were privileged to have the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside to officially reopen our South Shields shop. It provides us with a civic seal of approval for all of the hard work we've done over the past few weeks.

"Customers will be greeted by brighter colours that hark back to Clarks' traditional green and brown brand from yester year, but used in a modern way.  The refit comes at an exciting time for the town centre, as we are fully behind the South Shields 365 Town Centre vision programme.  The redevelopment will be beneficial for businesses, residents and shoppers who are looking forward to a bigger retail experience."

The Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Ernest Gibson, said: "We are always interested in helping to bring to the public's attention businesses who are investing in our town centre. Clarks Shoes have done a great job in sprucing up their store that is a credit to the high street."

Councillor Michael Clare, Lead Member for Regeneration and Economy at South Tyneside Council said: "South Shields 365 Town Centre vision has captured the imagination of companies and residents in the town. They appreciate the high level of ambition the Council is investing in the programme, with the development looking to attract new business opportunities and shoppers to the area."

For further information about South Shields 365 Town Centre vision please visit www.southtyneside.info/regeneration and for details about www.clarks.co.uk  

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