Managing Director Chris O'Connor
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Flood-hit Teesside furniture stores back in business

Two Teesside furniture stores hit by devastating floods are reopening after a major makeover.

It was a case of all hands to the pump at neighbouring outlets Race For Furniture and Home Interiors with staff, family and friends rolling up their sleeves and springing into action after water flooded into the premises last September.

Now finishing touches are being put to the stores on Portrack Lane Retail Park, Stockton, where £500,000 has been invested.

Chris O’Connor, Managing Director of the outlets, both based at Holme House Road, said: “After months of planning and hard work, the Home Interiors store will open its doors on Bank Holiday Monday at 10am with the Race for Furniture store opening approximately 3 weeks after.

“During the major restoration, we have taken the opportunity to improve the layouts of the stores and are looking forward to welcoming customers both existing and new to the new-look stores.

“To celebrate that Race For Furniture and Home Interiors are back in business, there will be 1000’s of amazing opening offers in our huge re-launch event that will start at 10am on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May’

Flood water started to pour in to the premises at about 5pm on September 25 and at its peak came up to nearly 3 feet high with the car park outside the two stores even deeper in water.

Staff moved as much of the display furniture as possible to the dryness and safety of the first floor.

They were joined in their mission by family and friends, who worked with them until the early hours to move the stock.

Bosses made sure that customers that had previously placed orders were not affected by the flooding.

The stock at the outlets was display furniture with customers’ orders dealt with by the company’s distribution hub based on Wearside, which escaped the effects of the torrential rain.

There will be some amazing opening offers and savings to be made in the massive re-launch event which starts 10am on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May’

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Recognition PR Business Team .

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