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Chorley FC stars open new Tesco Express

OPENING: The new Tesco store is set to open next week

OPENING: The new Tesco store is set to open next week

A new convenience store in a converted pub has confirmed that it will be opening next week.

The new Tesco Express store, in the former Ridgeway Arms pub building, received more than 500 applications for just 12 jobs when the move was announced.

Now manager Wendy Simm says that the store will open on its doors on Tuesday.

Chorley FC boss Garry Flitcroft and club captain Andrew Teague will join Tesco employees for the grand opening.

Tesco will also be making a £500 donation to Chorley MENCAP, who are Chorley FC’s chosen charity for the year.

Doors will open at 8am with the official opening ceremony and cheque presentation taking place later that morning at 10.30am.

Tesco Express store manager Ms Simm, said: “We are delighted to be able to support Mencap, and to help celebrate their partnership with Chorley FC.

“We are really pleased that Gary and Andy are coming to launch the new store and join in the celebrations with us.

“My team and I are looking forward to welcoming our customers into the new store and we hope that Tesco will become a key part of the local community.”

She has previously said that all jobs at the store have been filled by people from the area.

It will be open seven days a week and customers will be able to purchase good from 6am until 11pm.

On site parking will be available as well a free to use cash machine, a Click&Collect service plus an in store bakery.

The site sparked controversy prior to the building of the store.

Plans were originally submitted in 2011 by agents Tom Jones Propertiers.

After plans for the building had been approved the site lay dormant for one year which led to a number of residents complaining about the site.

 

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