New food store proves a hit with shoppers in Boston

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Customers have given a warm welcome to a new £1.3 million food store in Boston.

Lincolnshire Co-op opened the purpose-built outlet in Woodville Road last Thursday.

A replacement to another Lincolnshire Co-op food store in Woodville Road, it is three times the size of its predecessor.

The opening was marked by the donation of £250 sums to Staniland Academy, in nearby Peck Avenue, and Home-Start Lincolnshire.

Manager Hannah Speed-Thorpe said: “We’ve been delighted with the reaction – people have said they think the new store is much lighter and easier to get around.

“They love the larger ranges too – like fresh bread and cakes, lots of lunch deals and a big selection of fresh fruit, vegetables and meat.

“There was a real buzz on opening day and it was great to be able to make donations to two really deserving local causes too.”

The opening of the store followed a build that began in the summer with the demolition of the Lord Nelson public house which had sat vacant on the plot for some time.

You can see how the new store took shape with our time-lapse video.