Hundreds queue at opening of new Next superstore in Hedge End

Crowds at the new Next store in Hedge End

Crowds at the new Next store in Hedge End

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

Hundreds of people have queued for their first glimpse of a huge retail superstore which has opened this morning.

The second largest Next store in the country opened this morning and at least 200 people were there to grab some early bargains.

The ribbon was cut by children with a cheer from the crowds then shoppers filed in.

Staff were given a final minute pep talk before the doors opened.

The store has a number of departments including homeware, men and women's clothing and a garden centre.

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2:09pm Thu 7 Aug 14

miltonarcher says...

These people were actually queuing ? To get into a department store? The phrase get a life fits these idiots perfectly
These people were actually queuing ? To get into a department store? The phrase get a life fits these idiots perfectly miltonarcher
  • Score: 24

4:05pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Gregorio1 says...

Oh dear me I missed the opening of a new store. Why wasn't I informed of the opening? I could have been in that queue if I had only known. I feel thoroughly deceived and let down, but by God's grace I will pull through and get to join the queue outside a store soon to be opened. I hope it won't be raining as I seem to have misplaced my umbrella. Maybe it's at Marge's down the road. I'll go check now and keep you informed. Don't go away I'll be right back.
Oh dear me I missed the opening of a new store. Why wasn't I informed of the opening? I could have been in that queue if I had only known. I feel thoroughly deceived and let down, but by God's grace I will pull through and get to join the queue outside a store soon to be opened. I hope it won't be raining as I seem to have misplaced my umbrella. Maybe it's at Marge's down the road. I'll go check now and keep you informed. Don't go away I'll be right back. Gregorio1
  • Score: 5

4:10pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Ed Lavender says...

Sad indeed
Sad indeed Ed Lavender
  • Score: 15

4:25pm Thu 7 Aug 14

mickey01 says...

How sad is that !!!
How sad is that !!! mickey01
  • Score: 8

6:36pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Miss SG says...

Amused.......For those saying they were sad to queue and get a life, think they are probably thinking you need to get a life commenting on here ; ) ,who's sadder really ..........
Amused.......For those saying they were sad to queue and get a life, think they are probably thinking you need to get a life commenting on here ; ) ,who's sadder really .......... Miss SG
  • Score: 5

6:42pm Thu 7 Aug 14

03alpe01 says...

Ah good o! I've always wanted to see a giant Next shop become a huge tourist attraction...
Ah good o! I've always wanted to see a giant Next shop become a huge tourist attraction... 03alpe01
  • Score: 2

7:34pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Letissthelastoftheloyal says...

What a sad life these people must have. I feel sorry for the people out working while their bored partners spend their money. Muppets
What a sad life these people must have. I feel sorry for the people out working while their bored partners spend their money. Muppets Letissthelastoftheloyal
  • Score: 2

8:36pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Zexagon says...

Miss SG wrote:
Amused.......For those saying they were sad to queue and get a life, think they are probably thinking you need to get a life commenting on here ; ) ,who's sadder really ..........
HA HA yeah you're right there , let's hope people in the queue weren't commenting on here too
[quote][p][bold]Miss SG[/bold] wrote: Amused.......For those saying they were sad to queue and get a life, think they are probably thinking you need to get a life commenting on here ; ) ,who's sadder really ..........[/p][/quote]HA HA yeah you're right there , let's hope people in the queue weren't commenting on here too Zexagon
  • Score: 2

11:33pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Balsamic says...

Miss SG wrote:
Amused.......For those saying they were sad to queue and get a life, think they are probably thinking you need to get a life commenting on here ; ) ,who's sadder really ..........
So I take it from that you were there in the que then lmao
[quote][p][bold]Miss SG[/bold] wrote: Amused.......For those saying they were sad to queue and get a life, think they are probably thinking you need to get a life commenting on here ; ) ,who's sadder really ..........[/p][/quote]So I take it from that you were there in the que then lmao Balsamic
  • Score: 0

12:35pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Miss SG says...

Balsamic ...... No I wasn't I was too busy on here ; )
Balsamic ...... No I wasn't I was too busy on here ; ) Miss SG
  • Score: 2

3:35pm Fri 8 Aug 14

From the sidelines says...

miltonarcher wrote:
These people were actually queuing ? To get into a department store? The phrase get a life fits these idiots perfectly
Leave them alone. It's the closest thing to excitement that we get in Hedge End.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: These people were actually queuing ? To get into a department store? The phrase get a life fits these idiots perfectly[/p][/quote]Leave them alone. It's the closest thing to excitement that we get in Hedge End. From the sidelines
  • Score: 6

6:57pm Fri 8 Aug 14

pinkdolph says...

When you compare it with some other stores nearby, it's no wonder they were queueing to get in there. They are people just like anybody else, who happen to choose to queue for 'next' to open.
When you compare it with some other stores nearby, it's no wonder they were queueing to get in there. They are people just like anybody else, who happen to choose to queue for 'next' to open. pinkdolph
  • Score: 1

11:49pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Stubs says...

Probably looks the same as the one in west quay. Same old.
Probably looks the same as the one in west quay. Same old. Stubs
  • Score: 0

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