Shoppers in Bury St Edmunds are about to get more choice as plans move forward for two major food stores on the edge of the town.
The East of England Co-operative Society will hold an open event at its planned new store, in Out Risbygate, for residents to view the proposals on Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm.
Meanwhile, Aldi, in Newmarket Road, is due to open on Thursday October 31.
The Co-op is seeking planning permission from St Edmundsbury Borough Council for the new 308 metre square store which will create 25 jobs and the proposals are subject to public consultation until October 25.
Nick Denny, Executive Officer - Property for the East of England Co-op, said: “We’re proposing a drop in with a wide range of representatives from the Society present so that, whenever possible, questions can be comprehensively answered on the day. As a responsible, community based and member-owned retailer we’re fully aware of our responsibilities of being a good neighbour. Our staff tend to live close to where they work and the Society has a long track-record of supporting community based projects and initiatives in the areas around our stores. We’re working with the local authority to try to keep early morning deliveries to a minimum.”