Gorham’s Store To Open Seven Days A Week

May 23, 2017

Gorham’s will be extending their business hours to seven days a week, with the store planning to open from 10am – 5pm on Sundays, and hiring nine new employees due to the extended hours.

For the past few years, the local hardware and home goods store heard from customers requesting the store stay open both days during the weekend. When the requests started to become more frequent, management decided it was time to act.

In addition to its usual hours from Monday to Saturday, Gorham’s will now be open on Sundays from 10am until 5pm.

Andrew Mackay, Gorham’s General Manager, said: “It’s something our customers have been asking us to do forever. We wanted them to know that we listened and their feedback was heard.

“As with everything else, our goal is to give customers the best possible shopping experience and by keeping our doors open seven days a week, it gives people more flexibility and greater options.”

Gorham’s also confirmed they have hired nine new employees to help with manning the store on Sundays.

“That’s another positive side to this,” explained Rod Farrington, a Senior Manager and Shareholder at Gorham’s. “In a market where jobs have been going away, not only have we never laid anyone off, but we have actually added nine new positions for people interested in working at Gorham’s.

“We are also creating more solar energy than anywhere else on the Island and now that we are open on Sundays we’re able to utilise more of this green energy source rather than it going to waste.”

Scores of people came out to Gorham’s soft opening last Sunday, which appears to be a good sign for the store going forward, according to Mr Farrington.

“We have a lot of weekend warriors and the biggest complaint from them in the past is they start a project on Saturday and can’t finish it on Sunday because they get into it and find out they are missing something and are stuck waiting until Monday or the next week.

“By staying open seven days a week, this gives them some more options and so far, the feedback we’ve received has been great. It’s very exciting. Many of our frequent customers just want something to do, be it gardening or starting a new home project, so if nothing else this gives people an extra day to browse the items in the store and get inspired for their next challenge.”

Gorham’s main store will be open every Sunday going forward, with the exception of holidays like Easter, and on two occasions throughout the year for semi-annual stock taking. For more information on store hours, visit here.

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  1. Thank you Gorhams.
    Thank you for my drill too…my makita drill.

  2. enough says:

    wow jobs for Bermudians, how many will apply?

    • Um from what I see, my cousins from de Islands are being hired.

    • Just the facts says:

      Good point. Here are JOBS JUST WAITING for Bermudians to apply. Don’t complain if you don’t apply.

      • Positive Pessimist says:

        Can you people not read? Gorham’s stated they have already hired the extra people so there’s no positions for people to apply to. They may have even offered their regular staff the chance to work an extra day and make some overtime money, you never know.

    • Say Whaat says:

      hundreds!

  3. hmmm says:

    This is great news! Shopping in Bermuda continues to get more convenient!

  4. Good Stuff says:

    Awesome! I find Masters to have superior customer service and pricing, but as a weekend DIYer, this excites me.

  5. john says:

    when they going to offer online services, this is long overdue, why dont they have a delivery service its the 21st century.

    • PBanks says:

      Online would be brilliant.

    • Sargasso says:

      Yup, just send it in the mail… I’m sure you’d get it by week’s end with a postal charge.

  6. Archie says:

    I suppose it had to happen but it seems every day that Bermuda is becoming less and less like ‘another world’.

    • Just the facts says:

      No one says you have to pull your horse and buggy into town on Sundays to do your shopping. You can stay home and do your laundry on a rock in the water after you plow your field with your ox.

  7. Paradise Reclaimed says:

    While I absolutely support the right of Gorham’s to provide their services on Sundays, old-Bermuda slips further away one step at a time. Progress. Good luck!

    • Jus' Wonderin' says:

      Guys are in 2017…you can stay ya a$$ in 1990 if you want bra….

    • Janice says:

      Suck it up or go March on parliament with the preserve Sunday’s crowd

    • Positive Pessimist says:

      Oh, please. If you believe in that kind of thing, the Sabbath is on Saturday, anyway-THAT’S the day stores should be closed, if anything.

  8. JAWS says:

    This is good news.

  9. Weekend Warrior says:

    This is great! Can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve had a project go unfinished for a week because it couldn’t be completed by 6PM Saturday.

    Not everyone works 9-5 or in town, so this helps a lot.

  10. Curious customer service says:

    I am curious as to why Gorhams only accepts the new chip cards and will not accept the “old fashioned” swipe cards? I know someone that had hundreds of dollars of items in their cart to purchase but was told that “so sorry, we only take chip cards”! They didn’t have a chip card, and I don’t have one either. So they won’t get my business unless I want to take out cash first which limits me to a buget (not a bad thing) but it is poor service as the cashier could have manually put in their card. Too bad they lost the large sale. Maybe some training on this would be best?

  11. Lone Wolf says:

    This is a great thing. All the main stores should open Sundays. 10 – 5 is fine. Many of us work Monday – Saturday and have to do stuff on company time, which no employers seem to understand even though they know full well what hours they have you working.

    You ever tried to do all your personal chores with one eye constantly searching around trying to hide from a boss or one of their snitches?

    When the world evolves … Bermuda must evolve as well. You can look at ‘Old Bermuda’ in pictures.

    Besides, even with this, Bermuda will still be about 50 years behind the times.

  12. Just Sayin' says:

    Yeah, I hear you, Archie and Paradise Re’…

    I also heard a lot of complaining, protesting and doomsaying when the grocery stores started opening on Sundays… especially from the religious community. But, take a look at the people going into the stores between 12:30pm and 2:30pm on Sundays, all dressed in their finest church clothes.

    Realistically, Bermuda stopped being “another world” after the first boat landed. It just took a while for the gangs, guns, gay marriage?, cable tv and Sunday vendors to get here :-) That’s right… as soon as a human being put a foot on this island… POOF! The beginning of the end…

    …Stay tuned and good luck!

  13. Sal says:

    Is the lumber yard also open on Sundays?

  14. mumbojumbo says:

    Might be a good idea orhams bring in nighttime lantern style bug zappers.
    What with mosquito’s carrying denge,chukangunya?,Andy zika.
    Zika .
    Zika can also give you guillian-bar syndrome.
    Insecticides kill bees ,so aside from diesel water in a bucket I feel the bug zappers you hang near patio doors and entranceways are a good deterrent.

  15. aceboy says:

    I thought Sunday was supposed to be a day of rest.

    Where is Preserve Sundays?