A NEW co-op on the site of an old shop that was demolished to make way for student accommodation opens tomorrow.
The London Road store in Brighton will be beneath the new accommodation and will create 30 new jobs.
The new branch is powered entirely by renewable energy and offers Amazon parcel collection, a fair trade coffee machine, freshly squeezed orange juice, sushi and everyday essentials.
The new co-op will also have a recycling unit that will allow the community to return “soft plastics” including chip packs, ready meal lids and cookie wrappers.
Ferhat Spurling, Store Manager of the new store, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to open a new look Co-op store on London Road.
“Our goal is to operate at the heart of local life and we look forward to welcoming our members and customers to their new cooperative.
“We’ve worked to create the range, selection, products and additional services to create a truly compelling offering to conveniently serve the community.”
Co-op’s previous London Road store closed and demolished in October 2019 to make way for student housing.
The opening comes just over two weeks after a branch in Iceland last closed its doors, also to make way for more student accommodation.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20292806.new-co-op-london-road-brighton-open-tomorrow/?ref=rss New cooperative in London Road, Brighton, opens tomorrow