Dobbies opens 71st store in Lincolnshire after Johnsons acquisition

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// Dobbies opens 71st store in Boston, Lincolnshire
// The site was previously a Johnsons Garden Centre before Dobbies acquired it earlier this month
// It has been given a refurbish and rebrand

Dobbies has officially opened the doors to its 71st store in Boston, Lincolnshire, complete with a new restaurant, pet department and Sainsbury’s foodhall.

Previously Johnsons Garden Centre, Dobbies had acquired the premises earlier this month and underwent refurbishment scheme and rebrand.

The store offers plants and gardening products alongside a pet department, home and cookshop, books, toys and gifts, plus seasonal items.


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A new look Sainsbury’s foodhall has also been unveiled in-store, with the wholesale partnership bringing a range of food and grocery products to Dobbies customers.

Meanwhile the in-store restaurant, which will reopen in line with government guidelines, has been given a refresh, with the Dobbies’ menu featuring seasonal dishes, a kids’ menu and afternoon tea as well as table service for diners.

For opening, a coffee shop menu will be available in an outdoor seating area.

“We had an excellent base to build from with Johnsons Garden Centre – thank you to David Isaac and his team for such a smooth transition,” Dobbies chief executive Graeme Jenkins said.

“Our team has worked incredibly hard to enable us open at what is an important season for gardeners – well done to everyone who has contributed to this project.

“We look forward to welcoming customers to the refreshed Dobbies’ store.”

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