Carpetright store to re-open after it was torched during the Tottenham riots of 2011

Haringey Independent: The new revamped Carpetright building The new revamped Carpetright building

Nearly three years after it was burnt down during the riots, Tottenham's iconic Carpetright building is set to make a return.

The building, which was built in the 1930s as a Co-operative department store, was set ablaze by rioters during the Tottenham riots of 2011.

The fire at the art-deco landmark produced one of the most iconic images of the riots as the blaze reduced it to rubble.

The new look store will be re-opening on Saturday and store manager Paul Guyver says he is excited to see the store make its long awaited return.

He said: “This is a really exciting time for us. Having put a lot of hard work and investment into getting this new store up and running, we are thrilled that the time has finally come and we are really looking forward to welcoming as many customers to the store as possible.”

As a result of the destruction, 30 families who lived above the Carpetright shop became homeless.

Carpetright founder Lord Harris of Peckham got involved personally to help each family.


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