Chain has re-fitted shop in the baking

Greggs in Pescod Square.
Greggs in Pescod Square.

Leading bakery retailer Greggs has started work on a re-fit of its shop in the Pescod Square Shopping Centre, Boston.

The work will see the shop transformed into one of the chain’s new-look ‘food-on-the-go’ outlets.

Such sites have been designed with so-called ‘food-on-the-go shoppers’ in mind, that is, those who typically purchase food to be eaten at their convenience rather than to be taken home.

A spokesman for the chain said the re-vamped shop would be ‘a more modern and comfortable upgrade to the shop’.

There would be free Wi-Fi available for customers, he added.

The premises closed last week, with a flyer on the window indicating it was undergoing a ‘bake-over’.

The store will re-open following completion of the work on Saturday.

Sharon Chamberlain, shop manager, said: “I am very proud to be managing this new-look shop, and once we open our doors we’re looking forward to hearing what the local community think of the new look.”

Raymond Reynolds, retail director for Greggs, said: “We are delighted to be able to invest in Boston and provide our valued customers with a modern and comfortable upgrade to the shop.”

He added: “This underlines our long-term commitment to the area and I’m sure it will be enjoyed by existing and new customers alike.”

However, flyers at Greggs’ outlet in Market Place indicate that the store there is to close.

The Standard understands staff are to be transferred from one site to the other from the end of Friday, but Greggs had yet to comment on this by the time The Standard went to press.

Greggs has almost 1,700 shops and in total serves more than six million customers a week.

It has 10 regional bakeries around the UK, supplying fresh bakery food to its shops in that region.