Scores of people queue at opening of major new store

Scores of people queued up as new homeware store Dunelm opened its doors for the first time in Horsham today.

Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 10:06 am
Updated Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 12:19 pm
Queues outside the new Dunelm store in The Forum, Horsham SUS-161122-094758001

A promise of free gifts for the first 50 customers drew in the crowds to the new store, situated on the site of the former Beales shop in The Forum.

Meanwhile, ladies of the Cantatrice choir kept the crowds entertained with Christmas carols as they waited for the grand opening.

Horsham District Council chairman Christian Mitchell conducted the official opening ceremony by cutting a ribbon at the front door of the store.

Council chairman Christian Mitchell at the opening of the new Dunelm store in Horsham SUS-161122-094813001

The store itself has more than 20,000 home furnishing and garden products on offer to customers, and also offers a made to measure bespoke service.

There is also a Pausa Cafe in-store offering, tea, coffee, cold drinks, sweet treats and lunches.

Council chairman Christian Mitchell at the opening of the new Dunelm store in Horsham SUS-161122-094813001