The first Sainsbury’s Local store in Lincoln opened its doors on Wednesday.
The convenience store on Carholme Road is the first of its kind in Lincoln, though the city does have one of the largest Sainsbury’s supermarkets in the UK.
The store, which cost £1.4 million to build, will be open 7am – 11pm, seven days a week, and created 25 jobs in the city.
Residents will be able to buy newspapers and magazines, confectionary, snacks and sandwiches, baked goods, plus fresh and frozen items.
It also includes a cashpoint outside, something which the West End previously lacked.
There will be a display board for local children’s artwork, plus trees added later.
Limited car parking is also available, with one disabled parking spot.
Work started on the building in May 2012, replacing Fossbank Service Station and a car wash on Carholme Road. This business moved around the corner to Harvey Street.