New supermarket opens today in Bury

AFTER months of building work, supermarket Asda is today opening in Bury St Edmunds.

AFTER months of building work, supermarket Asda is today opening in Bury St Edmunds.

The �22million supermarket in Western Way will finally fling open its doors, much to the delight of nearby residents who fought to turn the former Co-op eyesore into a new superstore.

It has also created 370 new jobs for the town.

Ernie Broom, chairman of the Over 60s Club, campaigned to get the store built along with other residents living on the Howard and Mildenhall estates.

He said his members were looking forward to having a supermarket nearby and said he hoped a bus service to take them there could soon be supplied.

The opening will also be attended by the Mayor of St Edmundsbury Bob Cockle and other councillors who represent the area.

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There will also be a 50-piece male choir to welcome shoppers.

Barry Gramlick Asda's general store manager, said: “After months of preparation, the time has finally come to open and all our new colleagues are very excited about opening our doors to customers.

“We aim to save our customers money every day and provide warm, friendly service for the local community.

“I'm delighted that we've also been able to create 370 new jobs which will help the local economy.”

“I would like to extend a warm welcome to the people of Bury to join us today and celebrate the new store opening, and I look forward to meeting our new customers and welcoming them personally to their new Asda store.”

The new Asda store will include the Extra Special and Smart Price food ranges as well as food and general supplies such as video, music, games and homewares.

It will be open 24 hours a day.