New store linked to Chichester retail park

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Chichester retail park brochure hints at new store to open at the end of 2017.

Dunelm, a large homeware company, has been featured on the Portfield retail park brochure.

The store is thought to be moving into the building that formally housed Halfords.

The Dunelm website is advertising for jobs stating the location as Chichester.

The Observer has approached Dunelm for confirmation.

Dan Gick, director of Chichester based start-up Scrap Car Comparison said a new homeware store would be great for Chichester, but there could be added problems.

He said: “On a positive note I think it’s great to see another new business coming into the city.

“But on the downside this is only going to add to the problems for the independents within the city walls as more and more big retail outlets come into the area taking away their business.

“And the retail park and that of Sainsbury’s opposite is already a headache with traffic at the best of times - and this is only going to get worse. There is not a big enough slip road into the retail park which already looks at full capacity at peak times”

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