After over two years since expressing an interest in the former Little Chef roadside cafe at Farrington Gurney, Radstock co-op are pleased to report that it has finally secured a deal to open a convenience store at the site. Work will commence in the next few weeks to transform the building into a community store boasting an extensive range of products including wines, beers and spirits, newspapers and magazines, chilled and frozen food, fresh produce, general grocery, food to go and Costa Coffee Express. Shoppers will also be able to play the lottery, carry out PayPoint transactions, obtain cash back etc. There will also be ample car parking for passing trade and those making the commute to and from Bristol. The store will be fitted out to a high, energy efficient specification with the latest in chilled unit technology, timer operated lighting with its energy supply from renewable sources. The design and layout of the store will be modern and spacious to make for a hassle free shopping experience.
Don Morris, chief executive said 'We are delighted to be coming to Farrington Gurney. As a member-owned business, with many of our members living in the Farrington Gurney area, we were keen to extend our retail estate by introducing the Co-operative brand to the local community. We hope to be able to develop and build on our relationships in the neighbourhood by supporting local good causes and groups as well as providing employment opportunities for the area.' The store is planned to open its doors November 20th.