Kendals

Kendals,Kendal, Milne & Co, Kendal Milne & Falkner or Watt's was the name of a department store in Manchester, England.
The store opened in 1832 and was bought by Harrods in 1919, thereafter taking on the Harrods name for a short period in the 1920s. The name was reversed, however, following protests from customers and staff.
The Harrods group, together with Kendals, was taken over by House of Fraser in 1959. The store continued trading as Kendals until 2005, when, after extensive refurbishment, the store was renamed House of Fraser Manchester.
Despite the re-branding of Kendals, the 'Kendal, Milne and Co' name is still clearly visible on marble fascias above the store's entrances.

The store is located in a purpose-built Art Deco building on Deansgate, with convert|280000|sqft|m2|abbr=on of retail space makes it northern England's largest department store (currently used trading space. Other Northern Department Stores have more space, just closed off due too economical reasons.)

External links

* [http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/stores/store.asp?id=701 Website for the Manchester branch of House of Fraser (formerly Kendals)]
* [http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/179/179681_kendals_name_dropped_forever.html Manchester Evening News article on the name change for Kendals]


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