City centre Lincolnshire Co-op store to close and move

Lincolnshire Co-op will close its City Square Centre store before moving to a new building on the Cornhill Quarter.

It’s one of a number of remaining businesses in the City Square Centre including Boyes, which is subject to the early stages of plans which may see it replaced with a new building.

The new food store is due to open this summer on 18-20 Sincil Street, next to the new bus station, offering takeaway drinks, snacks and hot food.

Staff from the old shop will be offered redeployment in the new shop or other Lincolnshire Co-op stores.

This is what the new store will look like.

We have highlighted in red the location of the new store.

It will have a have a traditional shop front design with curved glazing.

It will also pay homage to the retailer’s first ever shop, which opened more than 155 years ago.

The first ever Lincolnshire Co-op store on Napoleon Place.

Matthew Wilkinson, Lincolnshire Co-op development manager, said: “This is an exciting new format for Lincolnshire Co-op and we look forward to providing workers, shoppers and travellers in the city centre with a high-quality ‘on-the-go’ retail experience.

Inside the brand new store.

“It’s particularly special to be launching this new service close to where Lincolnshire Co-op began at 1 Napoleon Place. We’ve tried to pay tribute to that first shop with our choice of materials.

“Just like in 1861, we’ll give dividend to our members. We’ll also have a range of Love Local goods on offer and donate to local good causes through our Community Champions fundraising scheme.”

City Square Centre

The City Square Centre pharmacy and post office will also be relocated to other stores.

No date or locations have been set, but both services will be moved elsewhere in the city centre in late 2019.

Lincolnshire Co-op’s cafe, currently located at the centre, will close in September.

Staff at the cafe have also been offered redeployment.