Scunthorpe High Street party shop gets ready to open its doors
Anew one-stop party store is set to open on the High Street.
Born 2 Party will be opening in an empty unit next to AW Curtis and Sons.
The store, which will cater for residents' party needs, will open on Monday, October 15.
It will sell everything from gifts and cards to costumes and seasonal goods.
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Owner and manager Shaun Smith has spent £50,000 on getting the shop open and is creating jobs in the town.
He has taken on a supervisor on a 20-hour-plus contract and will also be taking on two apprentices.
Both of these have been organised through the Job Centre.
Mr Smith said: "I am quite hopeful that the store will be a success.
"I wanted to set up in Scunthorpe mainly for the footfall.
"I decided to set up the store after I was made redundant from my previous job.
"There is nothing else like this on the High Street at the moment.
"We hope to attract shoppers in time for Halloween, Christmas and the new year.
"I am good at my job and I thought: why not bring it to Scunthorpe?"
A celebration opening of the store will take place on Saturday, October 20. Staff will be dressed up in costumes on the day.
Mr Smith has experience of working in the party sector before.
He worked in Scunthorpe as the store manager for Birthdays seven years ago.
Mr Smith also used to work as the store manager for Pure Party – an offshoot of Clinton Cards in Hull.
Mr Smith said he has plans to expand in the future if the store is a success.
He said: "If it takes off in Scunthorpe, I would look to expand to Doncaster, Hull and Grimsby.
"I don't know what to do about opening on Sundays at the moment.
"I think if all the other shops in the town opened on Sundays, it would be beneficial."
The store will be open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm.
For more information, contact the store on 01724 853332.
Born 2 Party is located in The Foundry Shopping Centre at 48, High Street in Scunthorpe.