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SPAR Thurcroft Re-launches at New Site

April 20, 2018


Blakemore Retail has relocated its Thurcroft SPAR store to a new site at Unit 1-2, Green Arbour Road in Rotherham. 

The 3,000 sq ft store, which is a brand new build, opened its doors on April 20th on the site of the former Thurcroft Hotel. 

Featuring a new Greggs department, with a Subway coming soon, the store has been updated to provide a wide range of food-to-go options and will be Blakemore Retail’s biggest flagship store to open this year.

The site has been developed to include a ‘Tonight’s Tea’ range in the extended fresh foods department, as well as off-licence services and everyday essentials such as bread, milk, fresh fruit and vegetables.

The new site is situated in the centre of a housing estate and has up to 30 free car parking spaces available.

The SPAR also offers CollectPlus, PayPoint and National Lottery services as well as a free cash machine. A defibrillator has been fitted at the entrance to the store.

With the addition of new food-to-go departments, Blakemore Retail has created more than 12 new jobs, bringing the store’s total number of staff to 30.

Regional Manager Ruth Mutton commented: “Thurcroft is an exciting and major investment for Blakemore Retail and will be the biggest flagship store we open this year.

“The store has been purpose built using the latest innovation and design and is Blakemore Retail’s first non-forecourt store to have both a Greggs and Subway, so it will be a real destination for the surrounding areas.”

The new store has been fitted with energy-saving LED lighting throughout as well as chilled cabinets that are designed to conserve energy.

The SPAR was officially opened on April 20th by the Mayor of Rotherham, Councillor Eve Rose Keenan. The store also celebrated by hosting a fun day on April 21st, with a free grand prize draw, face painting and free SPAR goodie bags for the first 100 customers.

The store is open from 6am to 11pm every day.

Here are a few photos: 

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