St Mary’s Co-Op To Get £450k Refurbishment
That’s on top of the facelift to the front of the building that we reported last week.
A spokesperson from the Co-op’s headquarters in Manchester said the work, planned for October, will create “a new shopping experience for the community.”
He said the space will be redefined, with a new in-store bakery and “a focus on fresh, healthy foods and essentials.”
Co-op Area Manager Phil Richards said the company is “thrilled” to be making such a significant investment in St Mary’s and delighted that they’ll have a fantastic new food store.
He says the store will remain open throughout the refit.
The shop will also be one of the first in the company to introduce a new role to its staff – a Community Pioneer.
They’ll get involved in community activities, such as fundraising initiatives and foster links with local shoppers.
Back in 2013, the Co-op said they were looking to set up a ‘User Forum’ for Scilly after local man Alan Davis complained about stock levels and the lack of representation on the Co-op’s regional committee. That never made it off the ground.