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The Grotto - Liverpool's Famous Christmas Grotto at Rapid 2012 ( Formerly of Lewis's ) | by bsdhy
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The Grotto - Liverpool's Famous Christmas Grotto at Rapid 2012 ( Formerly of Lewis's )

He also opened an upmarket store on Liverpool's Church Street called the Bon Marche ( Unrelated to the retail chain ) based on it's namesake store in Paris.

 

He personally visited Paris to see the Le Bon Marche store for himself and he was inspired by the way the store was used as an exhibition space, as well as a space for selling goods. It was based on this visit that he opened his first Christmas grotto in 1879 in the Church Street store. The grotto is still open in Rapid Hardware, Liverpool.

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Taken on November 19, 2012