A new One Stop franchise store has opened in Lower Darwen - replacing a former fireplace shop under a dance studio.

One Stop opened on Fore Street today, May 10, with a special launch celebration attended by members of the community.

Customers from around the area joined the celebrations with One Stop hessian shopper bags handed out to the first 50 customers.

Five lucky customers also got their hands on Golden Tickets that were hidden around the store and walked away with a £20 One Stop voucher each.

One Stop has built its reputation on integrating stores within communities and providing shoppers with a wide range of products on their doorstep.

Alongside well-known brands, the store will also stock a variety of One Stop’s own-label products including produce, meat, dairy, ready meals and desserts.

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Customers can also take advantage of the £3.90 lunchtime meal deal featuring a tasty range of fresh sandwiches, snacks and soft drinks.

The new store at Unit 1, 35 Fore Street, Lower Darwen, is open 7am until 10pm every day.

Customers can play the national lottery, pay their bills via PayPoint and grab a Costa Coffee in store.

The store will also have a range of chilled beers and wines and a variety of newspapers and magazines.

Planners approved Imran Khan’s proposal for the conversion of the empty ground floor premises at 35 Fore Street, Lower Darwen.

The Fireplace Shop ceased trading on August 3 and plans were approved earlier this year.

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