Shoppers in Dunholme can now take advantage of a £1 million Lincolnshire Co-op food store, which opened its doors on Friday, October 24.
An official opening ceremony was held on Thursday October 23 where a £250 donation will be made to the Dunholme Jambusters WI Society.
Attendees included the Chair and Deputy Chair of West Lindsey District Council, the Chair and Vice-Chair of Dunholme Parish Council and a representative from the Nettleham Woodland Trust where the co-op wood is sited.
Committee members from the Friends of Dunholme St Chad’s Primary CE School – the store’s first Community Champion – also attended with school children who sang.
Some 10 jobs have been created at the 3,000 outlet on Market Rasen Road, which will house an in-store bakery, lottery and an ATM machine.
Opening hours will be from 7am to 10pm, seven days a week.
Goods sold will include a wide range of groceries like 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.
Customers will also be able to buy bread freshly baked on the premises from the in-store bakery.
There are 17 car parking spaces, plus two disabled spaces, and the outlet also has energy-saving features including a heat reclamation system, LED lights and energy efficient fridges.
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.
“We already have lots of loyal members and customers who use our nearby Welton Food Store, so we’re delighted to provide them with another convenient place to shop and hope to welcome lots of new people into the store.
“After meeting with people in the village we reworked the design of the store and we hope they’re pleased with how well it fits into the surrounding area.”