Work about to start on Lidl store in Cromer
A supermarket firm has moved to end any uncertainty over its plans by restating its commitment to building a store in Cromer - and opening it as soon as next spring.
Six months after Lidl closed the BP filling station on Holt Road, concerns were being voiced locally about whether there had been a delay to the plan to build a supermarket there.
But Lidl PR manager Clare Norman said Lidl remained 'committed to Cromer'.
She added: 'Construction hoarding will commence in the next seven days with demolition starting in October.
'Site construction works are programmed to commence early November 2012 to provide a new Lidl foodstore and relocated Subway unit. Both outlets will open late spring 2013.'
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Subway, which had continued trading behind the derelict filling station for six months, has now closed. It will reopen as a smaller outlet attached to Lidl.
The cut-price German-owned supermarket is set to be 1,063m sq, with a 74m sq Subway and 66 car parking spaces. It will add to competition in Cromer, which already has a Co-Op, Morrisons, Budgens and Iceland.
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The closure of the BP filling station left Cromer with two others - Morrisons and East Coast Motors on Beach Road.
The move led to concerns about queues at the Morrisons filling station on Prince of Wales Road.