Blakemore Retail opens flagship Spar forecourt store

New flagship features Subway

New flagship features Subway

Blakemore Retail has opened a brand new flagship petrol forecourt store in Laceby, North East Lincolnshire.

The 5,000sq ft store, which occupies the site of a former Little Chef combines a Spar convenience offer with Greggs, Subway and Insomnia coffee franchises, providing motorists and local residents with a one –stop fuel, convenience, restaurant and takeaway solution.

Blakemore Retail managing director Geoff Hallam said: “The new site has involved more than 12 months of planning and significant investment from the company as part of an on-going programme of investment across our stores.”

“The store represents an exciting new partnership with Irish coffee brand Insomnia, together with the Greggs and Subway should help drive sales and footfall as well as ensure that the store appeals to both commuters and the local neighbourhood.”

The Deputy Mayor of North East Lincolnshire Councillor Rob Shepherd officially opened the store on 13 August. The Laceby store organised a fun day for members of the local community involving a range of competitions and free food giveaways.

In addition to a wide range of everyday essentials, the Spar offers a comprehensive hot and cold food-to-go range and fresh self-serve Costa Coffee.

The site offers seating for up to 114 customers with a mix of internal coffee shop style seating and picnic benches to the front and rear of the forecourt. It is estimated around 20,000 vehicles pass the forecourt on a weekly basis.

Blakemore Retail store operations director, Chris Bacon, said: “We are delighted to bring our latest Spar convenience offer to Laceby, creating full and part time employment for 40 members of the local community. The launch day was a resounding success and we hope the station will prove popular with both residents and visitors to North East Lincolnshire.”

The Shell petrol station features eight standard fuel pumps, a jet wash and an electric car charging point.  Approximately thirty parking spaces are available for visitors to the site.