Alongside major chains Next, Primark and H&M, Merry Hill’s independent stores including TH Baker, All Good Things and Little Dessert Shop will also reopen their doors.
For the first time since Covid-19 restrictions were introduced, shoppers will now also be able to try on their fashion items in store, with changing rooms permitted to be open alongside new safety measures.
The centre’s restaurants, including Five Guys, Nando’s and The Indian Tavern that have offered takeaway or delivery services will continue to do so. Merry Hill’s other bars and restaurants continue to prepare for re-opening dine-in facilities later in the spring.
Merry Hill will be announcing the arrival of new brands including retail stores and food and drink options, with more information on exact dates and stores due to follow later in April.
Steve Hargreaves, operations manager at Merry Hill said: “We cannot wait to reopen the centre next week and we know many of our visitors are looking forward to planning their first shopping trip back at Merry Hill.
“As stores begin to reopen their doors next week, we want to reassure our local community that we will continue to do everything we can to make sure the centre is a safe place to visit and work.
“We’d also like to thank our hard-working teams and everyone else for their ongoing support in following the latest guidance.”
Kay Starkey, customer services manager at Merry Hill added: “We’re busy preparing for the safe reopening of the centre and will provide regular updates to our visitors on what to expect throughout the Government’s roadmap to lifting restrictions”.
“We’ll continue to ask that all visitors do their part in keeping everyone safe by wearing face coverings, following our one way marked routes and keeping their distance during their visit with us.
Individual stores may have slightly different opening times, so shoppers are advised to check directly with individual brands before travelling.