Council hails B&M Bargains arrival for taking up ‘significan store in significant location’

B&M Bargains has confirmed it will be moving into Boston’s former Kwik Save store later in the month – putting paid to speculation about the future of the site.

The cut-price retailer will create 30 jobs when it takes over the old supermarket on Lawrence Lane, which will open its doors on June 26.

It will be the first time a business has operated from the premises since Kwik Save closed in 2007.

The news has been welcomed by Boston Borough Council’s town centre portfolio holder Coun Derek Richmond, who said he hoped the store would ‘bring something new’ to people in the town.

He added: “It is always good news when a new business opens and this is a significant store in a significant location which has been unused for some time.”

B&M Bargains, which sells discounted homeware, toiletries and toys, among other items, has 283 stores across the UK, including outlets nearby in Spalding and Grantham.

Operations director Carl Allen said: “We have been waiting for an opportunity in Boston for three years, and we are delighted to have secured this site.”

Rumblings about the future of the site began earlier this year, when Boston Borough Council ticket machines in the car park were covered up. Tesco Holdings, which owns the site, said the land could no longer be used by the council as it was to be prepared for re-lease, though at the time it would not reveal who the new tenant would be.