THE NEW Poundland store on Flowergate is proving popular, with “the whole of Whitby” turning out to see the store.
Manager Chris Stead said: “It’s gone brilliantly, people are still coming in and we are getting positive feedback from people saying it’s what Whitby needs.
“There was a big turnout for Marlon and he said he had never seen a turnout so massive, it seemed the whole of Whitby had turned out to see him.
“Long may it continue.”
The new Poundland store opened last Thursday (5 May) on the site of the recently-closed NISA supermarket.
Emmerdale actor Mark Charnock, who plays Marlon Dingle in the soap, attended the store’s grand opening and was on hand to distribute £1 vouchers to customers.