Support for Sainsbury's
PUBLISHED: 14:25 02 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:27 26 October 2009
STRONG backing for the Sainsbury s supermarket plan in WGC has been pouring in. Sainsbury s hopes to quadruple the size of its town centre store – as the WHT exclusively revealed last week. Music shop owner and pub landlord Bill Menzies said: It s the m
STRONG backing for the Sainsbury's supermarket plan in WGC has been pouring in.
Sainsbury's hopes to quadruple the size of its town centre store - as the WHT exclusively revealed last week.
Music shop owner and pub landlord Bill Menzies said: "It's the most exciting development that's happened in WGC for a long time.
"As business owners we are looking forward to the council supporting it and supporting our town."
Mr Menzies, who owns City Sounds on Wigmores South and runs the Doctor's Tonic pub in Church Road, added: "There's no-one round here that doesn't want it, we've been subject to years of neglect.
"It's a win-win situation for everybody, residents, retailers, businesses, the council and Sainsbury's.
"Finally we're getting what the town centre deserves."
WGC's chamber of commerce also supports the facelift for the store and the surrounding areas.
Spokesman Andrew Carnegie said the group was very impressed with the proposals.
He said: "Having the car park underground cleans up the facade and it appears to be very interesting.
"We are very hopeful and I don't think we have any major complaints."
WGC Society's vice-chairman Malcolm Day said: "Obviously it's still early stages but it looks very interesting.
"As a society we've always been concerned with the running down of the south part of WGC.
"We like that when you stand in Wigmores you will see John Lewis to the north and if you look south you sill see the new entrance for Sainsbury's."
* Residents can take a look at the plans on Friday and Saturday.
A public exhibition is being held at 38 Church Road, WGC, between 3pm and 7pm on Friday and from 10am to 3pm on Saturday.
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