Staff from Specsavers celebrated in style recently as their store reopened just three months after the Sauchiehall Street blaze forced its closure.

New location 

Scottish TV presenter Jennifer Reoch officially opened the store in its new base in Buchanan Galleries, cutting the ribbon to mark a new beginning for the opticians.

Clyde 1’s roadshow led the party at the store, with DJ Gavin Pearson playing host and providing entertainment, music and competitions to celebrate the launch. Meanwhile an array other special guests on the day included the Pollock United football team, which is sponsored by the opticians, as well as SFA referee Euan Anderson.

'Proud day for everyone'

Store directors Arlene Stephenson and Sarah Freel where delighted with the success of the celebratory event.

Arlene says: ‘This is a proud day for everyone at the store. In just three short months we have bounced back and are excited to be back in business in this prime retail spot.

‘We are thrilled that Jennifer Reoch stopped by to mark our official launch as well as all our other special guests. We can’t wait to see our Sauchiehall Street customers at our new base in Buchanan Galleries, and hopefully we’ll see some new faces too.’

'Delighted to welcome Specsavers'

Kathy Murdoch, centre manager at Buchanan Galleries, says: ‘We are delighted to welcome Specsavers to Buchanan Galleries. The new store opening is a great addition to the mix of retailers we already have in the centre. We are always looking to attract brands that give our customers a wide and varied choice when it comes to shopping, here in the heart of Glasgow city centre.’

The new store will feature five state-of-the-art test rooms equipped with the latest clinical equipment for eye examinations and soundproof technology for audiology services.

As well as an on-site lab enabling same day prescriptions, the store will feature 3D eye scanning technology and BlephEx equipment which provides treatment for the common eye complaint, blepharitis.

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