A BRAND new jewellery store has opened inside the Spinning Gate Shopping Centre in Leigh.

Salonaz Jewellery & Watches is an independent business which sells a selection of jewellery from around the world, as well as offering a watch repair service, battery exchanges and a place to sell gold and silver jewellery.

The store, which started in Bolton, joins the shopping centre in Kiosk E, opposite Peacocks and in between Hers & Sirs and ShoeMaster.

With the addition of this new store, Spinning Gate Shopping Centre now boasts a 92% occupancy rate, with 36 stores trading.

The centre is also due to announce another retailer joining in the coming weeks - highlighting a vibrant and healthy trading environment in the town.

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Leigh Journal: A selection of the jewellery on offer at SalonazA selection of the jewellery on offer at Salonaz

Karen Cox, Centre Manager of Spinning Gate Shopping Centre said: "We are very excited to have this new, independent jewellers joining us at Spinning Gate and we are proud that Salonaz Jewellery & Watches have chosen the centre for their new store.

"The jewellery & watch selection offered by Salonaz adds something special to our centre, particularly with Christmas around the corner. We are looking forward to seeing our shoppers make the most of this new store and shopping local in centre with us this Christmas."

Leigh Journal: Salonaz Jewellery & Watches' other Leigh store inside the Market HallSalonaz Jewellery & Watches' other Leigh store inside the Market Hall

As Christmas shopping begins to occupy the minds of residents in Leigh, Spinning Gate will be entertaining shoppers this Christmas with lots of free, festive family fun.

Santa will be joining shoppers at the centre from Thursdays to Sundays throughout December, while other festive activities and workshops will be on each Saturday.