Isle of Man Toymaster to capitalise on ELC closure

Struggling JAC Stores branch will be relaunched as Toymaster Early Years.
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An Isle of Man toy chain looks set to profit from the Early Learning Centre store closure programme.

With the local ELC set to depart, JAC Stores' Duke Street shop - which was set to close - will reopen as a Toymaster Early Years, saving jobs in the process. 

The new store plans to fill the gap by specialising in toys aimed at children up to the age of six.

Chris Blatcher of JAC Stores, told Isle of Man Today: "The Duke Street Toymaster was going to close to be honest. It’s a lifeline, and we’re delighted to be able to retain all of the staff.

Blatcher continued: "Our new look store will include products that have not been stocked on the island previously, we’re looking forward to bringing something new.

"Within two months it will be all refurbished and all the new stock will be in place. We’re hoping to even increase staff levels in the store, but time will tell on that."

[Source: Isle of Man Today]

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