Work on a £750,000 revamp at the Lincolnshire Co-op’s store in Fleet Street, Holbeach, will begin next month.
The Co-op has now been given planning consent to transform its premises into what it calls “a multi-use facility”, which will include a food store, Post Office, pharmacy and library.
A Co-op spokesman said: “The food store part of the project is the first element of the work to be completed. We aim to open the new foodstore in September.
“Work will then take place fitting out the pharmacy, Post Office and library.”
Because of licensing laws, the revamp has triggered the need for a new application to sell alcohol and the Co-op has applied to South Holland District Council for off licence sales from 7am-11pm – effectively an extra hour at night.
A council spokesman said: “The licensing application concerns a re-development of the store in question. In such cases, businesses have to apply for new premises licences.”
Lincolnshire Co-op already runs Holbeach Post Office and Holbeach Pharmacy, both on High Street, and these services will relocate to the newly configured store on a date yet to be announced.
There’s no date given for the relocation of the community library.
The Co-op bought the Fleet Street store from Budgens in 2014. That building will be turned into two units – one for the store and the second for the Post Office, pharmacy and library.