Independent home furnishings retailer Austins Department Store has reopened following recent refurbishment works.

Austins, which is based in Newton Abbot, revamped the entire furniture store, with new lighting, walkways and carpeting throughout, and celebrated the relaunch with an opening ceremony headed up by managing director David Austin and his daughter Lulu.

David commented to local press: “This shows our commitment to Newton Abbot, to provide a shopping environment with an individual selection of merchandise, with the courtesy of a family store and built on trust."

Sally Henley, Newton Abbot town centre manager, added: “The most successful retail businesses are those which move with the times and Austins is a retail success story which is constantly investing, improving and adding value.”