Bicester Jessops store first to reopen as indie retailer
Imagexperts of Bicester will open its doors to camera enthusiasts on 1st March 2013
The former Jessops store in the British town of Bicester is to reopen as an independent camera retailer.
Opening in the 28 Sheep Street location, previously occupied by Jessops in the Oxfordshire town, iMAGEX is the brainchild of Paul Crockett and Robert Peckham.
The two former managers of Jessops’ Bicester store were first off the starting block when it came to reopening the classic camera store as an indie, beating four other former Jessops stores around the UK.
The two – both local to the town – had both worked for Jessops for six years and were keen to take their store back to its independent roots.
“This store has over twenty years successful history as an independent photographic shop on this same site,” explained Robert. “Many of our long-standing customers remember its former identity as ‘That Camera Place’ for almost ten years before Jessops took over the business in 2005.”
The two have also announced that iMAGEX has signed with Kodak to become one of the company’s hi-tech Express Centres.
iMAGEX opens on 1 March 2013 at 28 Sheep Street, Bicester. It will be opened by local resident and former Jessops customer Charlie Ross of the BBC’s Flog It! programme and local MP Sir Tony Baldry will be in attendance too. For more information including contact details, visit the iMAGEX website.