A tanning shop is set to open at the new retail park on the site of the old Beechdale swimming baths site. The Tanning Shop has confirmed it will open in a unit between Greggs and Subway – creating six jobs.
John Corner, Head of Marketing for The Feel Good Group, the holding company for The Tanning Shop, said: “The shop is ready to go and we are keen to get it open. Following the Prime Ministers announcement the new store will open Monday 12th April (subject to no further government changes)..”
“We’re opening with a free session for everybody who signs up on the website.” During the handover, the retail park was so busy even with the lockdown. It was unbelievable. We are really keen to get it open. It’s the second shop in Nottingham, the success of the first one has made us look for a second location.”
Providing an insight into the business, Adam Mooney, 56, the founder of The Feel Good Group, said: “There are about 100 shops predominantly in England, “I have another half a dozen or so in Dublin. The key drive we are looking for is convenience, what location is convenient for customers to access our stores? We have been in Nottingham for over 25 years, the current Nottingham city centre store is in Maid Marian Way.
He explained the Beechdale Retail Park matched the company’s “overall location strategy. In terms of on-site parking, free on-site parking, we are looking to be alongside retail drawcards, where people will frequent those facilities on a sort of biweekly basis.
“There’s a little bit of personal history in terms of we were based in Nottingham for a number of years. I am delighted to be applying the new national strategy in Nottingham, to get a second site alongside the existing site in Maid Marian Way. Hopefully, it will coincide with the last lockdown and we can look towards unsettled trade for the next period of time.”
The Beechdale swimming baths shut in 2015 after the city council opened the £16 million Harvey Hadden Sports Village, which has its own swimming facilities. The dishevelled former bathhouse, built in the 1970s, was demolished in 2017. The site sat empty until work began on the redevelopment in 2019.