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Torquay Sainsburys store to close for revamp

By Herald Express  |  Posted: May 04, 2012

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ONE of Torbay's largest superstores is to close for a week as part of a major refurbishment.

Sainsbury's at The Willows in Torquay will be completely gutted and refitted and new areas will be created, including a new cafe.

Bosses at the store said that for the final improvement works to be completed safely and efficiently, the store will close for one week from 6pm on Tuesday, May 15.

The store will officially re-open at 9am on Wednesday, May 23.

The closure will allow the construction team to complete the refurbishment work which includes installing new counters and environmentally-friendly refrigerators, updating the customer cafe, lighting and branding.

The car park has already been reconfigured to increase the number of disabled and parent and child spaces.

It is understood some of the staff will be involved in the refit while others will be seconded to other stores in South Devon while the work is taking place.

A company spokesman said the work was part of Sainsbury's ongoing commitment to provide a modern and comfortable environment for its customers and colleagues.

Store Manager Mark Prout, added: "The improvement work is nearly over and we are really looking forward to welcoming everyone to our refurbished and updated store."

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  • brookesdoy  |  May 04 2012, 7:27PM

    Does that mean they will carry on putting bollards up the back of nicholson road illegally so that their builders can park their own cars?? No one from the council doing anything about this - Sainsburys act like they own the highways as well!!!

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  • gidabrigi  |  May 03 2012, 2:37PM

    they should send all the staff/management to other stores to see how customer service should be whilst its closed.

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