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New Store in Manchester, UK

martynmartyn Member Posts: 148
edited May 2012 in Buying & Selling Topics
Not sure if this was just news to me, but on the LEGO jobs website they are advertising for a Store Manager for Manchester...


  • HuwHuw Administrator Posts: 7,075
    It is news! I knew but was sworn to secrecy.
  • mr_bennmr_benn Member Posts: 941
    Good spot - lucky Manchester! Mind you, last time I was in the Arndale a few weeks ago it looked like they could do with a few new stores moving in, compared with a few years ago it felt a little sad. At least finally the North of England are getting a few stores, first with Liverpool and now this one! :)
  • MatthewMatthew Administrator Posts: 3,714
    *jumps for joy*
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Member Posts: 4,027
    Only 30 minutes away :-)
  • bricknationbricknation Member Posts: 717
    5 minutes by train :P
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Member Posts: 4,027
    Maybe we will get a chance of the mini store set as with recent openings in the US.
  • bricksanbricksan Member Posts: 566
    Soooooooooooooooooo awesome :)

    So much closer to me than Liverpool, now fingers crossed for Sheffield next :)
  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716
    Definitely the first public acknowledgement of the Arndale store ...
    and there's probably more good news to come ;-)
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,331
    News can't get better than this... I in Manchester five days a week!
  • Cam_n_StuCam_n_Stu Member Posts: 368
    Always good to see a new store, but it seems a strange choice, given that they have Liverpool already and there is only 40 miles or so between them.

    I would have expected Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle or Edinburgh first for better geographical coverage.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation Member Posts: 5,572
    ^ those were the cities (+Nottingham) that I was thinking of for the second potential new store that Huw alludes to in his news article.
  • MatthewMatthew Administrator Posts: 3,714
    Got to be Scotland for the next one, so probably Edinburgh, though Glasgow might be a possibility.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Member Posts: 4,027
    If there is one north if the border it should be Glasgow. My friends from there tell me it is the bigger shopping place. Lets get @stagus to confirm.
  • stagusstagus Member Posts: 256
    Glasgow is more of a cool shopping city....Apple store, etc
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 3,908
    As Mr_benn said, Manchester city centre feels a bit 'sad' and in need of a bit of rejuvenation. So maybe there a financial incentives in place. I guess the interest in the AFOLCON and the Lego Show, and possibly the LDC have all shown there is a reasonable market for Lego in the area.
    It would be nice for our Scottish cousins if the next store was up their way.
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP Member Posts: 1,917
    edited May 2012
    Congrats! I remember at one point in time when I searched "Canada" every single day on the website hoping to see a new listing for a Vancouver store.
  • ThehodgeThehodge Member Posts: 16
    I'd love Leeds to get a proper store... hopefully when the new shopping center opens in 2013 they have decent enough rates + foot traffic to appeal to lego
  • AvengerDrAvengerDr Member Posts: 453
    How old is that ad, though? The anticipated start date says "End of August 2011"
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 3,908
    Just had a look at the jobs. Think I might apply to be the supervisor to the King of Prussia. Guess Prussia must be making a comeback :p
  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716
    How old is that ad, though? The anticipated start date says "End of August 2011"
    It's just a typo; the job advert was posted onto the [email protected] website yesterday (Monday 14th), and should read 'August 2012'.
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    Looking forward to the next Job advert! :)
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Member Posts: 844
    There needs to be a new store down south. Bath or Bristol would be good. :)
  • SpaceCakeSpaceCake Member Posts: 291
    *cough* BuildaneffingstoreinNorwich *cough*

    Working in a Lego store would actually be a dream come true. I doubt the pay is much above minimum wage but... It's a freakin' Lego store!!!
  • khmellymelkhmellymel Member Posts: 1,313
    edited May 2012
    Got to be Scotland for the next one, so probably Edinburgh, though Glasgow might be a possibility.
    I'm Edinburgh-ian, but I'd take either!!

  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,161
    If there's another one for the North they've got to give the North-East a go - Metrocentre is prime suspect, along with Sheffield Meadow Hall. Scotland could use one too in Edinburgh or Glasgow. I'm amazed at the prominent displays Lego now gets at big toy shops, it seems to be the one brand that is unwavering in it's appeal to all right now.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,331
    edited June 2012
    I noticed that the jobs for sales assistants, supervisors etc have been added. But damn, TLG expect a lot from their staff, not even the opportunity for toilet breaks!

    "Must be able to supervise staff whilst on shit and also work independently."

    More importantly, "The store opening date is planned to be July".

  • martynmartyn Member Posts: 148
    ^ like
  • deepdalelegenddeepdalelegend Member Posts: 354
    I would hope that you are working independently whilst in the toilet!
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    Brown, dark brown or reddish brown?
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