Downtown Department Store & Garden Centre

Downtown Department Store & Garden Centre
Grantham | Shopping
A Lincolnshire based independent chain of family owned department stores with 5 stores across Grantham, Boston & Scunthorpe - trading since 1804. Oldrids & Downtown employs over 700 people and most are based at the flagship Downtown site in Grantham - just off the A1. Attracting over 1.5 million visitors to the area each year Downtown plays an important part in the local community and prides itself on its contributions towards local communities around the county through charitable causes and sponsorship/partnership. With over 250,000 products to choose from, Oldrids & Downtown is a must visit destination for you, your home and your family - from crockery to chameleons, you can get it all.
Gonerby junction, A1
Grantham
NG32 2AB
www.oldrids.co.uk
enquiries@oldrids.co.uk
01476 590239

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Gonerby junction, A1
Grantham
NG32 2AB
www.oldrids.co.uk
enquiries@oldrids.co.uk
01476 590239

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