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New Snow+Rock shop for Gloucester Quays

By The Citizen  |  Posted: October 12, 2012

  • OPENING SOON: Snow+Rock at Gloucester Quays.

  • TOP BRANDS: The winter range for Snow+Rock.

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SHOPPERS have welcomed news that a new outdoor store is to open in Gloucester, but called for more variety of retailers.

Snow+Rock, which sells winter sports and outdoor clothing, will open at the Quays on Monday, October 22.

Ranges will include brands such as Arc'teryx, Berghaus, The North Face, Salomon, Burton, Columbia, Eider and Quiksilver.

Kevin Young, group marketing director at Snow+Rock, said: "Gloucester Quays has become a fantastic shopping destination offering top brands at great prices.

"We are in good company with the retailers already established there, the ethos of high-quality retailing is a perfect fit for our new outlet store."

Adrian Wright, leasing director at Gloucester Quays, said: "Snow+Rock is undoubtedly another first class brand to join us here."

The shop will join other outdoor shops Helly Hanson, Mountain Warehouse, Musto, Regatta and Trespass at the Quays, making it something of a one-stop specialist centre. But some shoppers in the city believe there is a lack of variety at the outlet.

Chris Jones, 18, from Hardwicke, said: "There are plenty of outdoor shops already. I'd like to see a Vans shop. I go to Bristol to get my clothes and shoes."

Conor Hedges, 16, from Hardwicke, said: "I would like to see a new clothes shop open at the Quays."

Ghost clothing store opened this summer, along with sports brand Puma, and they join brands such as Gap, Next, LK Bennett and The White Company.

Abi Bragg, 28, from Gloucester, said she would like more women's shops and said: "I would like to see a boutique shop there."

Andy Connoly, 36, who works in Gloucester, said more specialised shops should open in the city centre.

Will Spencer, 25, from Abbeydale, said he would like more "entertainment", such as a shop selling DVDs.

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  • thomasjamesl  |  October 17 2012, 10:23PM

    Cheltdav 1 I was thinking of Timberland, Superdry and Jack Wills or maybe Hugo Boss Clearly if they attract more brands more of us would shop their. Lets hope it's on an upward trend, because I don't see anywhere else in Gloucester giving it a go. The council think regeneration is limited to their pet or favoured schemes. Based on a lack of performance so far it will be another ten years before anything happens at Kings Square, if the developer is a real developer they should get on a build Kings Square rather than talk about it for another five or ten years. Regeneration my ...................... At least the quays have put their money into Gloucester. Real inward investment.

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  • unknown123456  |  October 15 2012, 12:41PM

    dave_t10 in reply to your comment! Gloucester Quays is a Deisgner OUTLET Centre! Thats the whole point!

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  • Dave_t10  |  October 15 2012, 2:13AM

    So will Snow & Rock stock current stock or will it be yet another outlet store selling more **** like the rest of the Quays. Don't they get the reason the place is dead 90% of the time is because, 1 the parking is too expensive and 2 not many want last years (or older) stock or quality control failed stock (seconds), even if they are offering 30% off (or in some cases much less).

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  • unknown123456  |  October 14 2012, 3:17PM

    i think the citizen editor should learn to spell first! Its Helly HansEn not HansOn!

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  • cheltdav1  |  October 13 2012, 9:14AM

    The quays needs more deisgner retailers. Where are Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Ted Baker, Diesel the list could go on. I will for the forseeable future still be shopping in Cheltenham, Bristol or Cardiff.

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  • thomasjamesl  |  October 13 2012, 8:45AM

    Thank you dontyaknow for some balanced comment Nib nobs parking isn't free because of the city. It's their parking policy for this and other car parks. If the city wants to entice people to Gloucester whether to live, work or visit they should look at themselves. The only progress that has been made is the Quays and that was private money. The heritage of Gloucester is unique, it may not have the cache of Cheltenham but its got real heritage and charm in a gritty way that we should celebrate, look at the docks and quays they are great. We just want more choice of retailers down there, buts already showing strong signs of improvement. I agree with everyone's comments, essentially more of us would use Gloucester if it had better retail and leisure options. Lets encourage that and we may get what we want, instead of having to trades off to other centres for decent gear.

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  • dontyaknow  |  October 13 2012, 8:19AM

    Dr_hlfrrrr that is one of the funniest things I have read in a long time - mostly because there is truth in what you say. I'm a big fan of Gloucester, and I want the city to do well, but I am not one who thinks that the opening of any shop is 'good news' and refuse to think positive if I do not think it will have a long term positive effect on the city. Gloucester is trying to entice customers that would otherwise go to Cribbs or Cheltenham for a day out shopping. As it stands at the moment, the Quays on it's own does not offer that, and judging by the footfall in the place, plenty of people agree with me on that. That said when the new cinema opens and when the Kings Square development is complete, then Gloucester will perhaps entice some new customers. But people have to stop being positive about *everything*. Morrisons at the Railway Triangle is a case in point. What an absolute waste of a prime piece of land - another Supermarket just a mile away from ASDA and Morissons existing store. Anyone who thinks that is positive presumably doesn't really care about the long term prosperity of Gloucester.

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  • justbecause  |  October 13 2012, 6:56AM

    Again Gloucester is attracting big names. The big retailers all recognise the promise the city holds. On the up and up folks, well done Gloucester!

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  • NibNobs  |  October 12 2012, 10:41PM

    thomasjamesl, Sounds like all the place needs is free parking and we have a Cribbs Causeway beater.

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  • thomasjamesl  |  October 12 2012, 7:48PM

    What a load on bunkum from some readers. Clearly they've not been to the Quays recently or have other reasons or grudge to not give the place a chance. It's changing month by month. Let's think ahead to a new cinema, the huge dam crane gives it away that something new is going on down their. Then look at the retailer white company, Whitestuff, LK Bennett, Calvin Klien, Quba, Musto, fair view, gap, Nike, puma, osprey, next, m and s, next home, Nandos, pizza express, costa hush puppies, howes and curtis, ghost and more. Snow and rock will be great addition. Come be positive it's getting better and I am thinking of joining the gym and looking forward to the cinema and many new restuarants.

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