Greenwoods Menswear returns to the Wheatsheaf

Date published: 12 October 2018

Menswear retailer Greenwoods has returned to its former premises in the Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre, five years after it closed.

The local Greenwoods store closed in August 2013, with the firm going into administration in September 2017, closing over 60 stores nationwide.

Over 30 stores have since reopened across the UK – mostly in towns it had left – after the company was sold to Versatile International Trading last year.

Rochdale's store is staffed by store manager Nigel Long, who had previously worked at Greenwoods since day one, assistant manager Adam Brunsden and Louise Wood.


Store manager Nigel Long (right) and assistant manager Adam Brunsden (left)
Store manager Nigel Long (right) and assistant manager Adam Brunsden (left)


Store manager Nigel said: “It’s great to be back in Rochdale. Everyone’s happy to see us back in town as we were here for such a long time before.

“Greenwoods is looking to return to towns where we were before, as everyone knows us, so it’s a very exciting time for all.”

Town Centre Manager Paul Ambrose said: “Greenwoods is a name that has come back to the high street after five years. It’s a positive sign for Rochdale town centre that we are moving in the right direction, and with the new Riverside development around the corner, it shows that the town centre is the place to be.

“I encourage everyone to come back and look around Greenwoods.”

Wheatsheaf Centre Manager Mark Foxley added: “I’m delighted Greenwoods is back in Rochdale and will give the store all my support. They are off to a great start.”

Greenwoods was established in 1860, having originally opened as a hat shop in Bradford.


Greenwoods is back on Rochdale's high street
Greenwoods is back on Rochdale's high street


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