Department store Peters re-opened its doors at the weekend.

The independent shop, based in the Packhorse Centre, had closed after going into liquidation.

Its new look as a fashion and accessory retailer was unveiled to the public on Saturday.

Director David Whittle, who bought the name Peters from the liquidators, said: “We’re delighted, we’ve had a fantastic reaction from many customers.

Peters is now a fashion and accessories store
Peters is now a fashion and accessories store

“It’s not a completely new look, it’s an improved look.

“We’ve been working with our visual merchandising company on the look with the vinyls and points of sale.

“Our loyal customers think it’s great that we’re here and we’re open.”

The department store called in insolvency experts in late January shortly after its store - previously based in King Street - closed.

Peters is now a fashion and accessories store

At a creditors’ meeting, the store, previously run by LPQ Ltd, formally went into liquidation.

It is now run by C&D Retail Ltd as a fashion and accessory store.

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Thirty staff, mostly part-time, were made redundant but Mr Whittle said he hoped to re-employ most of them.

Peters was set up in 1982 by Mr Whittle’s father Peter, who was previously joint managing director of Kayes department store.