North Hykeham Lidl store brings forward opening date

Discount supermarket Lidl has confirmed it will open its latest store in North Hykeham on May 18.

The new 3,867 sq m store is ahead of schedule, opening a month earlier than anticipated.

The supermarket is on the former site of the Ocean Chinese restaurant on Newark Road and has also seen the demolition of some of the surrounding homes.

The new Lidl supermarket in North Hykeham has replaced the former Ocean Chinese restaurant.

Local residents had opposed the decision when it was put into planning in July 2016 due to current traffic levels and the number of shops already in the area.

Work began to demolish the former Chinese restaurant in August, with construction having started in October.

It will be the third Lidl store in the Lincoln area joining supermarkets on Dixon Street and the Carlton Centre.