The Card Factory in Strand Street, Douglas, was officially opened by the Mayor of Douglas Jon Joughin on Wednesday, September 9.
The store, which was previously in the Strand Centre, now occupies the former Shoe Zone at 1 – 3 Strand Street.
Card Factory is operated as a franchise by SandpiperCI whose brand director Caroline Slowey-Dickinson joined the mayor in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. She said: ‘It was a great opening and an honour to have the mayor, who was extremely helpful, with us to open our new Card Factory. We’re looking to grow our franchise presence in the island and in October will be launching an iQ Apple Authorised Premium Reseller outlet – an Apple store – in Douglas, an investment that’s very much a vote of confidence in the Isle of Man.’