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RKM Wools opens in The Darwin shopping centre after 45 years on Roushill

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Juliet at the new RKM Wools store in The Collective

Independent store RKM Wools, which was previously located on Roushill in Shrewsbury for nearly 45 years, has opened inside The Collective on the ground floor of the town’s Darwin shopping centre.

RKM Wools is a Shrewsbury business which has been operating in the town since 1969. Juliet and Nigel run this celebrated specialist hand knitting yarn store, which has become a very important asset to the town. As well as a great selection of yarn, RKM also supply a range of haberdashery, buttons, knitting patterns and a wide array of knitting accessories.

Juliet and Nigel have chosen to relocate to The Darwin given its central location, mix of independent and national brands and the support they will have from the centre’s management team. They are excited to operate in The Collective amongst other local businesses, in a space where everyone helps one another.

Juliet and Nigel, owners of RKM Wools, said:

“We feel like The Collective is the independent hub of the town centre and has so much to offer, and there’s such a great atmosphere – especially at the weekends. We are looking forward to simplifying our business given the added support we now have, and hopefully will welcome some new customers to our store.”

Kevin Lockwood, centre manager of The Darwin, said:

“The store looks great, and I am pleased that our independent offer continues to grow within the centre. This brand has already proved very popular with our shoppers, and I have no doubt that RKM Wools will remain a must-visit store for all knitters in our community”.

The Darwin proudly supports independent brands and has helped local businesses open stores by offering them affordable and flexible leasing terms. The Collective has become a prominent destination in Shrewsbury for people looking for something special.