Threeways Garage, an Abergele, Conwy, petrol station has converted its convenience store from Lifestyle to Spar.
The Threeways site, which houses a 24-hour Shell forecourt and HGV lane, 40-seat café, car wash centre, a number of vehicle franchises and a motorhome business, has been in operation for more than 30 years and has undergone numerous changes since it started trading in 1979.
Having fought through many tough economic times, the independently owned business said it has constantly strived to improve and now boasts a 2,400sq ft Spar convenience store offering hot food to go, Lottery, PayPoint, and an off licence to name but a few.
To celebrate the store’s renovation, it held a well-attended fun day on 10 November 2012. The site was officially declared open with a ribbon cutting carried out by Darren Millar Assembly Member and town mayor Tim Rowlands.
Visitors to the store were able to bag themselves free samples and taste some of the delicious fresh baked products the store now stocks, said the retailer. Children were also entertained with face painting.
Local primary schools had been encouraged to get involved prior to the launch by taking part in a colouring competition. Winners were announced on the day, with first prize for the five to seven-year olds being a Kidizoom Camera and first prize for eight to ten-year olds being an iPod Nano. Two runners up in each category were also awarded £25 Argos vouchers and the winners’ parents were able to choose a free bottle of wine.
Managing director Carl Cunnah said: “I’m really pleased we’re taking our business into its next era in conjunction with Spar. We have always been a forward-thinking operation and have always looked to offer that something extra. We’re always looking to offer our customers the best value and I am confident we will now offer something for everyone.”