Opening date for new budget supermarket in Northampton revealed

A new Lidl store will open in Sixfields later this month, it has been announced.

Monday, 13th August 2018, 1:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 3:22 am
Lidl in Gambrel Road, opposite Sainsbury's, will be closing this month.

Discount store Lidl - currently based in Gambrel Road opposite Sainsbury's - is moving to a larger site in Weedon Road.

The Gambrel Road store will close on Wednesday, August 22 and the new store will open the following day on Thursday, August 23.

The new store, with access from Weedon Road, has been built on land which was formerly a tile showroom.

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The new store, in Weedon Road, will open on August 23

Lidl bosses have previously said that the current premises do not meet customer and operational needs. A spokesman for Lidl said: "We've been looking to relocate our Gambrel Road store for some time, as it no longer meets the demands of our customers or our operational requirements.

"By relocating to Weedon Road, we can secure the long-term viability of the store, whilst creating further investment and job opportunities in Northampton."

Lidl, which currently has two other stores in the town, at Weston Favell and Far Cotton, created 40 jobs when it opened its doors close to Sainsburys a few years ago.