Roomes Stores

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Roomes Fashion and Home

Roomes Stores is a group of two furniture and interior retail businesses in Upminster, England under a shared brand, with separate ownership. Roomes Furniture and Interiors is an independent family-run furniture store which has occupied several sites in east London and is currently operating on Station Road, Upminster. It is one of largest furniture supply outlets in east London.[1] Roomes Fashion and Home is a department store in Upminster, separately operated as part of the Morleys Stores group. Prior to 2009 both stores were in common ownership.

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The first general store was opened in 1888 on Green Street, Upton Park and was closed in 1935. In 1927 a store was opened on the west side of Station Road, Upminster and in 1953 a further store was opened to its north on the opposite side of Branfill Road.[2] These formed the fashion and homewares stores. A furniture store was opened on the east side of Station Road in 2001, originally known as "Roomes apart". The homewares store was demolished and became a Marks & Spencer Simply Food outlet. The remaining stores were refitted and extended in order to accommodate the displaced departments.[3] In 2009 the non-furniture part of the business, by then contained within one building, was sold to Morleys Stores and continued to trade under the Roomes brand as Roomes Fashion and Home.

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Coordinates: 51°33′29″N 0°14′58″E / 51.5580°N 0.2495°E / 51.5580; 0.2495