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New East Lancs supermarket ‘on track’ for November opening

Lancashire Telegraph: The new Booths site in Barrowford The new Booths site in Barrowford

WORK on a new supermarket, which will create 70 full-time jobs, is ‘on track’ for opening.

The Booths store, which is being built in Barrowford, is set to open at the end of November.

Plans from the upmarket food retailer were first unveiled for the Halstead Lane site in 2006, with the proposals eventually being approved in 2008 by Pendle Council, despite objections from residents and independent shopkeepers.

Work on the development stopped temporarily last October as bosses had applied for further permission to accommodate changes for deliveries to the store.

But Graham Booth, the company’s property director, said things were now running to schedule.

He said: “We are delighted with our progress. The building is going up just as we planned and I know that the resulting store will be a great asset for Barrowford and the surrounding area.

“We already have strong links with the local community and we look forward to soon being able to serve them the very best food, drink and groceries from Lancashire and beyond.”

Barrowford councillor Christopher Jowett said he was looking forward to being able to see what the shop would look like.

He said: “I think it is brilliant that we are back on track and that it is going to be delivered to the residents of Barrowford on time.

“There has been anticipation in advance of the building going up. It is a bit of an eyesore at the moment and we just want things to be finished.

“The news that we are on schedule is brilliant.

“I understand how independent traders are a bit scared of Booths taking trade away but I do not think it will take people away from independent retailers.

“People who shop at independent shops will continue to do so and people who used to do their shopping outside of the town will not have to go so far to do it.”

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2:12pm Thu 29 May 14

noddy57 says...

The old corner shops are no longer the heartbeat of the community much like the community its self.they call it progress, but when l look around me l only see austerity and disappointment on many peoples faces.
The old corner shops are no longer the heartbeat of the community much like the community its self.they call it progress, but when l look around me l only see austerity and disappointment on many peoples faces. noddy57
  • Score: 21

4:11pm Thu 29 May 14

wilddog says...

noddy57 wrote:
The old corner shops are no longer the heartbeat of the community much like the community its self.they call it progress, but when l look around me l only see austerity and disappointment on many peoples faces.
but people will shop there never the less!
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: The old corner shops are no longer the heartbeat of the community much like the community its self.they call it progress, but when l look around me l only see austerity and disappointment on many peoples faces.[/p][/quote]but people will shop there never the less! wilddog
  • Score: 5

4:19pm Thu 29 May 14

Izanears says...

I think it will struggle. There are already plenty of supermarkets in the area catering for every level of the population. Booths is up market and the number of potential customhouses is quite small, plus the fact that Barrowford is not the easiest place to drive to.
I think it will struggle. There are already plenty of supermarkets in the area catering for every level of the population. Booths is up market and the number of potential customhouses is quite small, plus the fact that Barrowford is not the easiest place to drive to. Izanears
  • Score: 6

5:05pm Thu 29 May 14

hasslem hasslem says...

Izanears wrote:
I think it will struggle. There are already plenty of supermarkets in the area catering for every level of the population. Booths is up market and the number of potential customhouses is quite small, plus the fact that Barrowford is not the easiest place to drive to.
i think booths will do quite nicely thanks very much - remember as a private business they are not anwserable to city based shareholders like the big boys and i disagree barrowford is pretty easy to get to its right off the m65....granted it blocks at rush hour - but that is not peak time for supermarket shopping.

there is no booths on that side of pendle hill and my guess is that there will be plenty of potential customers in blacko, higherford over to foulridge, pendle villages, higham, colne and the snootier bits of nelson (are there any?) as well as barrowford.

its not a massive shop - the bigger worry for traders is the imminent arrival of a morrisons c-store which will trade 7am - 11pm on the site of the old petrol station - not only will that affect traders in barrowford - but will cannibalise sales of its own underperforming shop in nelson
[quote][p][bold]Izanears[/bold] wrote: I think it will struggle. There are already plenty of supermarkets in the area catering for every level of the population. Booths is up market and the number of potential customhouses is quite small, plus the fact that Barrowford is not the easiest place to drive to.[/p][/quote]i think booths will do quite nicely thanks very much - remember as a private business they are not anwserable to city based shareholders like the big boys and i disagree barrowford is pretty easy to get to its right off the m65....granted it blocks at rush hour - but that is not peak time for supermarket shopping. there is no booths on that side of pendle hill and my guess is that there will be plenty of potential customers in blacko, higherford over to foulridge, pendle villages, higham, colne and the snootier bits of nelson (are there any?) as well as barrowford. its not a massive shop - the bigger worry for traders is the imminent arrival of a morrisons c-store which will trade 7am - 11pm on the site of the old petrol station - not only will that affect traders in barrowford - but will cannibalise sales of its own underperforming shop in nelson hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 6

7:34pm Thu 29 May 14

Noiticer says...

Booths has niche products which are worth buying but for the mainstream they are overpriced. Can't beat Lidl and Aldi for price and quality.
Booths has niche products which are worth buying but for the mainstream they are overpriced. Can't beat Lidl and Aldi for price and quality. Noiticer
  • Score: 4

7:41pm Thu 29 May 14

ToffeeGuy says...

Ready to open in November?

Great, I have enough time to inform my bank manager so I can afford my first shopping trip there.
Ready to open in November? Great, I have enough time to inform my bank manager so I can afford my first shopping trip there. ToffeeGuy
  • Score: 7

7:54pm Thu 29 May 14

Ronnietate says...

As Booth's is a higher end shop, with higher end prices, I would like to see them pay higher end wages. Although I will not hold my breath for that!
As Booth's is a higher end shop, with higher end prices, I would like to see them pay higher end wages. Although I will not hold my breath for that! Ronnietate
  • Score: 5

9:35pm Thu 29 May 14

Shane says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
Izanears wrote:
I think it will struggle. There are already plenty of supermarkets in the area catering for every level of the population. Booths is up market and the number of potential customhouses is quite small, plus the fact that Barrowford is not the easiest place to drive to.
i think booths will do quite nicely thanks very much - remember as a private business they are not anwserable to city based shareholders like the big boys and i disagree barrowford is pretty easy to get to its right off the m65....granted it blocks at rush hour - but that is not peak time for supermarket shopping.

there is no booths on that side of pendle hill and my guess is that there will be plenty of potential customers in blacko, higherford over to foulridge, pendle villages, higham, colne and the snootier bits of nelson (are there any?) as well as barrowford.

its not a massive shop - the bigger worry for traders is the imminent arrival of a morrisons c-store which will trade 7am - 11pm on the site of the old petrol station - not only will that affect traders in barrowford - but will cannibalise sales of its own underperforming shop in nelson
Yep I'm with HH on this one. Booths know what they are doing. Good luck to them
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Izanears[/bold] wrote: I think it will struggle. There are already plenty of supermarkets in the area catering for every level of the population. Booths is up market and the number of potential customhouses is quite small, plus the fact that Barrowford is not the easiest place to drive to.[/p][/quote]i think booths will do quite nicely thanks very much - remember as a private business they are not anwserable to city based shareholders like the big boys and i disagree barrowford is pretty easy to get to its right off the m65....granted it blocks at rush hour - but that is not peak time for supermarket shopping. there is no booths on that side of pendle hill and my guess is that there will be plenty of potential customers in blacko, higherford over to foulridge, pendle villages, higham, colne and the snootier bits of nelson (are there any?) as well as barrowford. its not a massive shop - the bigger worry for traders is the imminent arrival of a morrisons c-store which will trade 7am - 11pm on the site of the old petrol station - not only will that affect traders in barrowford - but will cannibalise sales of its own underperforming shop in nelson[/p][/quote]Yep I'm with HH on this one. Booths know what they are doing. Good luck to them Shane
  • Score: 1

10:22pm Tue 3 Jun 14

blackburne67 says...

I love Booths.They are the Waitrose of the north, if not better than as they do use a lot of local produce where possible so supporting local farmers etc.Im from the North West originally but ive lived in the south for some 20yrs & everytime I visit the relatives I always stock up on a few local goodies to bring back down south with me.It eases my homesickness.That aside they sell excellent quality foods & an exceptional range to choose from.Your sooooo lucky to have a Booths store to hand.Oh well another 6 & 1/2 yrs until we both retire.My hubby from the south doesnt need any encouragement to move up north, he loves it.Beautiful countryside,warm friendly people & a little cheaper for us to enjoy are autumnal yrs.Having said that I dont wish to trash southerners, I've made some very good friends here too & the opportunities its given me have been invaluable but there's no place like home.They will have a good excuse to come & have a little holiday & stay with us & sample local hospitality & culture once we've settled back in which I know wont take long at all.I can smell the crumbly Lancashire cheese & Waberthwaite bacon mmmmmmmm & a pint of Thwaite's Nutty Black :))) have obe for us xxx
I love Booths.They are the Waitrose of the north, if not better than as they do use a lot of local produce where possible so supporting local farmers etc.Im from the North West originally but ive lived in the south for some 20yrs & everytime I visit the relatives I always stock up on a few local goodies to bring back down south with me.It eases my homesickness.That aside they sell excellent quality foods & an exceptional range to choose from.Your sooooo lucky to have a Booths store to hand.Oh well another 6 & 1/2 yrs until we both retire.My hubby from the south doesnt need any encouragement to move up north, he loves it.Beautiful countryside,warm friendly people & a little cheaper for us to enjoy are autumnal yrs.Having said that I dont wish to trash southerners, I've made some very good friends here too & the opportunities its given me have been invaluable but there's no place like home.They will have a good excuse to come & have a little holiday & stay with us & sample local hospitality & culture once we've settled back in which I know wont take long at all.I can smell the crumbly Lancashire cheese & Waberthwaite bacon mmmmmmmm & a pint of Thwaite's Nutty Black :))) have obe for us xxx blackburne67
  • Score: 1

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