Co-op Planning A Facelift For Hugh Town Store

coop signThe Co-op’s Hugh Town store could be getting a facelift.

The company has applied for new signs on the front of the building, which would include the opening times being displayed more prominently.

The most significant change will be a ‘heritage’ style projecting sign sticking out from the right hand side of the property.

They’re also planning a small notice next to the entrance, reminding people to remember to bring their reusable bags before shopping.

By law, all large retailers in England will have to charge at least 5p each for carrier bags starting in October this year.



6 Responses to Co-op Planning A Facelift For Hugh Town Store

  1. kay banfield July 17, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    I heard another mainland supermarket wanted to take on the Wholesalers site and the Council refused them. Can somebody from the Council explain or deny this.

  2. Margaret July 16, 2015 at 10:43 am

    The nice new smart building at Porthmellon would be a good site for a supermarket.
    Reduce the traffic parked around town also. Anyone interested apply to the Council.

  3. Colin Bean July 15, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    It isn’t a facelift this store needs, it’s a transplant! The staff are generally excellent and hardworking, but the system for providing foodstuffs that we need is woeful at best. The shop is dingy, poorly laid-out and scantily stocked.
    I also object to hotels and pubs sending their staff to clear shelves of food and wines etc. that are on “offer” with scant regard to the “domestic” customers.
    I hope that one day another retailer sets up in competition.

    • Adam Morton, St.Martins July 16, 2015 at 9:37 am

      You had a competitor at porthmellon – it closed! You had two butchers- they closed, you had a wine shop – closed! the rate things are going you be lucky to retain a COOP! You need to look at why ! You have new roads, surely that’s going to help!! Surely taking a seat at porthcressa will ease the situation or at the very least 20m of quay will ensure more space and frequent deliveries?

  4. JOHN BANFIELD July 15, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    I expect this is the long awaited investment in the store, no change in the layout and storage problems, but a new sign so we can all find the store,and know when its open. Another problem solved!!.