QD Stores to open in Oakham town centre in former Fords of Oakham building
A discount store will open in Oakham town centre next month.
QD Stores will open in the Church Street building previously occupied by the Fords of Oakham department store.
Owners Richard and Juliana White closed the shop in August to focus on the funeral directing side of the business.
They still own the building which they were keen to rent out as retail space.
Juliana said: “We had three businesses interested in the premises but QD is a lovely company and it’s family run so it fits perfectly with us.
"They have already moved in and are busy working on the building as we speak. The feedback has been mixed but I think it will be welcomed.”
QD sells a range of household and garden products.
It is advertising for staff.
Fords of Oakham continues to run its funeral directing service from a refurbished office next door to where QD will open.
Julia said: “The feedback about the office has been fantastic. It has a nice feel about it and is a lovely place to make people feel welcome."
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