A new convenience store is set to open in Rossett this week following a £530,000 investment.
Based in the former Butchers Arms pub on Chester Road, the new Co-op will open its doors to the public on Thursday 20th April.
Children from St. Peter’s primary school will be among the guests of honour, helping to cut the ribbon and open the new store for the community.
The store will include an in-store bakery and a focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas, award winning wines, meat and dairy produce. 15 new jobs have also been created.
This will be the second Co-op in the area to have opened in the past twelve months, with the company recently opening a new store just a few minutes up the road in Marford.
Plans to convert the building into a convenience store were put forward last year after the pub’s owners, Langdale Taverns said it had become ‘clear that it was not viable to operate the site as a pub’.
Les Thomas, Store Manager for the new Co-op in Rossett, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming the community into their new store, we are thrilled to have made such a significant investment in Rossett.
“The Co-op is moving forward with a clear purpose and momentum and our ambition is to establish the store as a local hub, a real asset for the community. It really is exciting to be involved in the launch of the Co-op’s newest food store.”
Michael Gallacher, Area Manager for the Co-op in North Wales, added: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to be part of the Rossett community, and we want shoppers to know that they can become a co-owner and member of their Co-op.
“We are also giving back to the community. Our members can make a difference locally simply by swiping their membership card when they shop with us, raising much needed funding for organisations in the area who contribute to improving local life.”