Canada’s ski clothing store chain is opening its doors to the public for the first time in the U.K. after a lengthy legal battle with its former owners.
The company announced Tuesday that it will begin operating in London on April 1.
The company said that it has purchased a 5,000-square-foot space on the grounds of The Stoop and is opening to the general public.
The shop will be the company’s first in the city.
It is unclear whether the stores will sell ski equipment, but they will be able to do so under the supervision of the company.
It has already announced plans to open more than 20 locations in Europe, including in Italy, Spain and France.
The move comes after a long legal battle that saw the former owners of Ski Shops in the British city of Luton and a former owner of a company called Ski Shores, face charges that included tax evasion and conspiracy.
The companies were found guilty of charges of defrauding the state and losing the right to operate.
The new owner of Ski Clothing Stores in Luton said that the company had been in trouble for a long time.
It added that it had been trying to come to an agreement with the former owner for more than three years and would continue to work towards a solution.