March 15, 2011 10.44 am This story is over 136 months old

Tesco to open second High Street store

New supermarket: Lincoln High Street will get another new Tesco Express this year.

Supermarket giant Tesco will be opening another store along the High Street this spring, the seventh in Lincoln.

The Tesco Express will open in May in the old Wingads clothing shop on the corner of High Street and Clasketgate.

The new store, which is currently trying to get planning permission for a new front and signage, will be Lincoln’s seventh Tesco.

It also means that more full and part-time jobs will be created in the city.

Tesco recently opened an Express at the other end of the High Street, off St Mark’s Street and another on Newark Road.

There are currently two large Tesco supermarkets on Wragby Road and Dunford Road (off Canwick Road), two on Newark Road, one on the High Street and another along Tritton Road.

The new shop will also fill what would have been an empty trading space, helping Lincoln lower its 15% unoccupied business premises rate.

Related Report: Lincolnshire Echo