A new Lincolnshire Co-op food store has been officially opened on Boultham Park Road in Lincoln on July 7.
The £1.2 million outlet has been built on the site of the former Parklands pub on Boultham Park Road. It replaces the food store on Moorland Avenue and post office on Rookery Lane.
Normal opening hours are 7am to 10pm, seven days a week. The post office is open between 9am until 5.30pm on Monday to Friday and from 9am until 12.30pm on Saturdays.
The 3,000 square foot outlet has 14 parking spaces, and energy-saving features include doors on fridges and freezers, a heat reclamation system, LED lights and motion sensors in back office areas.
Local products on sale include Lincolnshire meat, bread and cakes from the society’s own bakers Gadsby’s and products from the Love Local range, sourced from smaller producers across Lincolnshire Co-op’s trading area.
At the opening ceremony, Co-op made £250 donations to two local causes – The Survey of Lincoln, a group that aims to compile and publish information about city history, and the Boultham Park Restoration Project.
Store Development Manager Matthew Wilkinson said: “As a co-operative, we share all our profits with the local community and part of that is investing in and improving our services.
“This new purpose-built community hub gives our customers better choice, a more pleasant shopping experience, parking and improved access.
“Having the post office inside the store is an extra convenience for shoppers and will also help to sustain that important community service in the long-term.”
The empty food store and post office units are being marketed to let by Banks Long and Co and would suit a range of potential uses.