Ipswich: Virgin Media to open second store in town

Virgin Media have moved into the former Croydons store in Tavern Street.

Virgin Media have moved into the former Croydons store in Tavern Street. - Credit: Archant

TECHNOLOGY company Virgin Media is to have two stores in the town centre following the opening of the new centre in Tavern Street.

The new store is being opened in part of the former Croydon’s store in Tavern Street – and is expected to open its doors this week.

A spokeswoman for the company said this would be a full store with demonstration facilities to give customers and potential customers the opportunity to try out products on offer.

However the existing “Retail Lite” store in the nearby Tower Ramparts centre would be remaining open for the foreseeable future.

The company has been expending its presence on Britain’s high streets over the last two years – and it is expected to become an even more aggressive player in the telecoms market over the next few months after it was taken over by US giant Liberty Global.

The smaller store in Tower Ramparts has been open for some time and will continue to operate, although the shopping centre as a whole is undergoing a major change.

Already Dorothy Perkins has closed, and River Island is due to move into an enlarged unit facing on to Tavern Street at the centre’s entrance.

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