Phatfish at the Hub: Feedback and Photos from Opening Day

The Hub, Walsall

The Hub, Walsall

No, not feedback over the PA, feedback from happy punters, delighted staff and enthusiastic supporters as The Hub, Walsall, opened its doors to the public on 25th February 2010, one month to the day after Wesley Owen closed them. Congratulations to all involved!

It looks amazing. Hard to imagine that less than a month ago the shop had been stripped bare. If I hadn’t seen it myself, I’m not sure I’d believe it was possible.

— Mark Webb, local resident

It’s important to acknowledge everything that the staff have put in. Taking the shop from an empty shell to what you see today in just four weeks has taken a lot of hard work and dedication. And none of this would have been possible without the support [the local community] have shown them.

— Revd Mark Kinder, St Paul’s Church, Walsall, who cut the ribbon

We really need to thank all of the suppliers who have made this possible. Obviously, without stock we couldn’t have opened, but every supplier we have worked with has really gone above and beyond to make sure we were ready for opening time. We are very pleased to announce that we are now CWR Premium Stockists, Lion Hudson Alliance members and IVP partners. We are very excited by the benefits this will provide to our customers. Special offers from all of these suppliers are available in store now.

— Luke Bunger, Operations Manager and Director

Phatfish were the icing on the cake to what was already a perfect opening day. At times, even as late as yesterday, we were not sure we would be ready, but everything came together in the end. We’re so glad to be open again. Opening today is the end of one journey but we know it is only the beginning of our story, and we’re very excited about what the future has in store for us.

— Christine Bunger, Retail Manager and Director

The Photos

Opening Day at The Hub, Walsall

Opening Day at The Hub, Walsall

Lou Fellingham (singing) and Jos Wintermeyer (guitar) on Opening Day at the Hub, Walsall

Lou Fellingham (singing) and Jos Wintermeyer (guitar) on Opening Day at the Hub, Walsall

Opening Day at The Hub, Walsall: Meet the Team

Meet the Team: From left: Hannah Bunger, Christine Bunger, Lou Fellingham, Jos Wintermeyer and Luke Bunger

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4 thoughts on “Phatfish at the Hub: Feedback and Photos from Opening Day

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  2. Thanks for the support everyone.

    It was a really good day, and has continued to go well since.

    We’re very excited about what is in store for us in the future, and have some exciting announcements coming soon.

    Watch this space.


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