Glasgow 2014 will today (Monday, 2 June) start
work on its flagship store in the city’s George Square.
also opened its first official pop-up retail kiosks in Buchanan
Galleries and the St Enoch Shopping Centre.
The superstore in the
heart of Glasgow will sell a large range of official Games
merchandise and will open for business on 28 June.
around 12,500 sq ft, the specially designed shop will also stock a
number of special edition products which would normally only be
available at Games venues.
All Team Scotland merchandise will be available
in the shop which is one of more than 40 retail units which will
operate across the city and in venues.
Situated in two of
Glasgow’s busiest shopping hubs, the pop-up kiosks will stock a
wide range of official merchandise including Glasgow 2014 and Team
Scotland clothing for adults and kids, souvenirs such as mugs, key
rings and pin badges as well as replicas of our cheeky mascot
The kiosks, which will be open seven days a week,
until the middle of August, give sports fans another chance to get
their hands on official Glasgow 2014 merchandise, which is already
on sale from the official outlet store in Central Station.
Merchandise can also be bought
The store and kiosks, are
creating new jobs as part of a drive which will see several
hundred temporary jobs created in Glasgow to handle the sale of
official Commonwealth Games merchandise.
David Grevemberg, Chief Executive of Glasgow
2014, said, “Starting the build
on the Glasgow 2014 superstore on George Square takes us another
step closer to the Games becoming a reality. Shoppers will be able
to buy their own little piece of Games history and by including
the special edition products we can ensure as many people as
possible enjoy the full Games experience. Our first official
pop-up shopping centre kiosks - in Buchanan Galleries and St Enoch
Centre - are also in a great location and should be extremely popular with Games fans, tourists and shoppers. For many
people arriving in Glasgow for the Games, the kiosks and retail
stores will be their first experience of Glasgow 2014 and we are
confident it will be a memorable one.”
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