Shop­ping mall is opened in town cen­tre

Accrington Observer - - TIME-TRIP - JON MACPHERSON [email protected] @JonMacMEN

A NEW shop­ping mall has opened in the town cen­tre pro­vid­ing space for up to 25 busi­nesses.

The for­mer B&M Bar­gains and Kwik Save unit on Union Street in Ac­cring­ton has been trans­formed over the last four months into a new ‘East meets West’ mar­ket.

Fash­ion 300 Mall in­cludes wares for all com­mu­ni­ties in­clud­ing clothes, jew­ellery, fash­ion, pho­tog­ra­phy, food, a desserts bar, a beau­ti­cian and a prayer room.

The busi­ness has been set up by Basharat Hus­sain and Zahid Ma­lik and around 100 peo­ple gath­ered for a pre­view open­ing on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 21.

Mr Ma­lik, who has a fash­ion busi­ness in Nel­son but pre­vi­ously worked in Ac­cring­ton, said he is ex­cited about pro­vid­ing some­thing new and dif­fer­ent to the area.

He said: “We are com­ing to Ac­cring­ton to give traders and shop­pers more op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“There will be dif­fer­ent types of stalls and lots of food. We are hop­ing to bring a lot of peo­ple into the town.”

Hyndburn Mayor Mo­ham­mad Ayub, coun­cil leader Miles Parkin­son and coun­cil­lor Mun­sif Dad helped cut the rib­bon at the pre­view night.

Coun Ayub said: “I wel­come this busi­ness for the town.

“It is a great boost for the area and I wish them the best of luck.”

Coun Parkin­son praised the in­vest­ment into the town cen­tre and has urged Hyndburn res­i­dents to ‘use it or lose it’.

He said: “It’s re­ally im­por­tant that our empty re­tail units are taken up.

“It was an empty unit in the heart of the town cen­tre and hope­fully the res­i­dents of Hyndburn will come down and utilise it.”

For book­ing enquiries call 07447 908795.

Own­ers Zahid Ma­lik (left) and Basharat Hus­sain (right) with coun­cil leader Miles Parkin­son, Mayor Mo­ham­mad Ayub and coun­cil­lor Mun­sif Dad at the open­ing

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