Town centre store to re-open after £625,000 overhaul

A town centre is due to re-open after spending £625,000 on a makeover.

Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 9:43 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 10:46 am
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Co-op, in Cornfield Road, is opening its doors again on November 23 after a ‘significant investment’ into the branch and creation of new jobs.

The store brings a funding boost locally through Co-op’s Membership scheme – members receive a five per cent reward on the purchase of own-brand products and services, with Co-op donating a further one per cent to good causes.

Causes in the area currently benefitting include Eastbourne Shed, Alice Croft House and St Wilfrid’s Garden Project – with Co-op members able to choose which group they would like to support online.

The community retailer also offers a 10 per cent discount to students in the area holding a NUS card.

Frazer Massen, store manager, said, “We are delighted to be undertaking such a significant investment in Eastbourne and we’re confident that the improvements will help us to better serve the community. It’s an exciting time for the whole team.”

Christie Fossey, area manager, added “Our ambition is to ensure the store is a local hub, a real asset for the community.”