The much anticipated Asda Leeds Beeston store opened its doors today, with excited customers and colleagues joined by pupils from a local school.
Guests of honour, St Anthony’s Primary, helped colleagues cut the ribbon and declare the store officially open for the 300 strong crowd. Store manager, Rob Butterfield said:
“It was a pleasure for St Anthonys to open our brand new store. They are a school at the heart of our community and we have provided them with £500 towards new football kits.
“We were delighted that the local community could also join us for the opening of the store, which will make a huge difference to local people.”
Lisa Leonard, Head Teacher at St Anthony’s commented: “There was a fantastic atmosphere this morning, the children had a fantastic time!”
More than 70 new jobs have been created for local people where customers can expect to find everything for a full weekly shop.
The store will incorporate a Food Hall as well as a food to go range and a coffee shop so that customers can pick up hot drinks and snacks on the go. A 5,000 square foot George section will also be available, stocking the clothing brand’s newest lines.
The retailer is bringing a variety of different ways customers can shop to suit their busy lifestyles. The new Click and Collect service will include a drive through so that customers are able to pick up their shopping without leaving their car.
This post was written by Katie Dryland using our Create an article for South Leeds Life page.