ONE of St Helens' most popular retailers will move into its new store this week ahead of the Hardshaw Centre's demolition.

With the Hardshaw Centre set to make way for St Helens Council's regeneration plans next year, many businesses have left the shopping centre over the past 12 months.

The majority of traders have moved across to other sites in the town centre, particularly Church Square shopping centre, although residents became increasingly concerned about the fate of TJ Hughes as the retailer was not immediately forthcoming with its plans.

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St Helens Star: Many businesses have relocated to Church Square shopping centreMany businesses have relocated to Church Square shopping centre (Image: St Helens Star)
Following questioning by the Star, TJs confirmed in August that the business would be moving into the unit formerly occupied by Poundland in Church Square shopping centre.

As the department store closed its Hardshaw Centre doors last week, a spokesperson has confirmed that the business will reopen on Thursday, November 23 at 9am.

St Helens Star: TJs will replace the old Poundland unitTJs will replace the old Poundland unit (Image: St Helens Star)
With all the usual brands on offer in the new store, the spokesperson said that "great discounts" will be on offer in the lead up to Black Friday and Christmas.

Black Friday offers and vouchers will also be available to spend in store for the first customers through the Church Square doors.