Story & photo: Michelle Cook
The Tesco Extra opened on Spital Hill. The Messenger went down to check it out.
Kel, the Checkout Manager said she was delighted to be open and she hoped it would be a pleasurable experience for all of their shoppers.
The Store Manager said, “despite the sad events at the weekend, the shop was busy with people enjoying the shopping experience”. He hoped the store would offer a great deal to the area, add value and be a welcomed investment.
As part of the opening there was a photo shoot for local media and Margot Walker from St Luke’s hospice was presented with a cheque for £1000 from the Tesco Charity Trust. I spoke to some customers, Sharon said she was happy with the store and hoped it would bring lots of jobs to the area and be positive for local business such as Rainbow’s End.
Shoppers seemed happy and some had taken advantage of the café facilities on site. Some other customers had been attracted by the petrol station. Pastor John Watts from The Rock Christian Centre was happy to welcome their new neighbours and felt that in the long run it will be a boost for the area.