WORK to extend Spalding’s Sainsbury’s store is due to finish today, creating 65 new jobs.
The store will officially reopen tomorrow after having been closed for a week for finishing touches.
Work to expand and improve the Holland Market supermarket started back in April and during this time, Sainsbury’s contractors have also been helping out with community projects, finding time to paint a swimming pool and erect a fence at the Garth and Priory Special Schools, as well as helping out with landscaping works for the local scout group.
Children from both schools and the scout group will be on hand to cut the ribbon tomorrow.
The store revamp will offer:
l a larger and improved sales area with more choice
l increased clothing, electrical and homeware ranges
l an improved range of food counters, including a new pizza counter
l a new bakery
l a new pharmacy
l refurbished store entrance
l a new restaurant
l new customer toilets
l more cycle parking
l more trolley storage
l a new pedestrian link from the southern end of King’s Road
As part of the extension, the store will now operate an online groceries shopping service.
Store manager Paul Bryan said: “We’re delighted with the store extension and I know our customers are going to love all the new features.
“We’re also very proud to have created employment for people, and we have taken on around 65 new colleagues as a result of the extension.
“I would also like to give special thanks to customers and local residents for all their patience and cooperation throughout the works.”
l Anyone wanting more information regarding the store extension, should call Richard Harris on Sainsbury’s freephone number 0800 975 5299.