There was a lot of excitement on Saturday when Clicks Oxford Street celebrated its official re-opening following its revamping.
Clicks Eastern Cape regional manager Eugene Owen said the re-opening was just the start of a series of revamps the company had planned for its stores in BCM.
“We’re not stopping at Oxford Street. We will soon be revamping [the Clicks store in] Hemingways Mall and will be opening a new store in Qonce,” he said.
“I think the Border region in particular has been performing really well.”
BCM chief whip Councillor Mawethu Marata was the special guest at the event and thanked the store on behalf of the municipality.
“We are delighted as a city to be invited to the re-opening of your store,” Marata said.
“We know Clicks, we know the economic conditions globally and we know the economic conditions nationally.
“Some stores are closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic but God has blessed you that you are being supported and are increasing your store, which is a good sign in the economic upliftment of the Eastern Cape.
“It is something that we appreciate because without stores like you, people won’t be getting jobs.”
Oxford Street store manager Lizo Mfene said they were committed to giving back to their customers.
It is something that we [BCM] appreciate because without stores like you, people won’t be getting jobs.
“Our brand is a well-known brand and we’ve done a lot for the community,” he said.
The Clicks team was also thanked by Oxford Street pharmacy manager Portia Luvalo, who congratulated them on all their hard work.
“We are nothing without you guys and we are here to celebrate that,” she said.