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New Lidl in Hornchurch opens tomorrow

PUBLISHED: 17:00 14 March 2018

An artist impression of Lidl's new store in Hornchurch, Photo: Lidl

An artist impression of Lidl's new store in Hornchurch, Photo: Lidl

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The brand new Lidl store in Hornchurch will finally open its doors for the first time tomorrow morning.

The long awaited store in High Street has been built on the former site of the Mecca Bingo hall and the Towers Cinema building, and was at first met by residents’ protests when the German company revealed it was going to knock down the art-deco building.

The Towers cinema opened in 1935 and was taken over by Odeon eight years later. It carried on running as a cinema until 1973, when it was converted into a bingo hall. In 2010, it was bought by Mecca.

Plans to build a supermarket were first submitted in September 2016, and it wasn’t until March last year that permission was given to Lidl to start to build the 1,690 metre square store and 104 parking spaces.

The store opening suffered even more setbacks just under a month ago, as it was set to open on Thursday, February 8, but then an electricity cable was discovered under the site - which set back the site opening date till March.

Cutomers will be able to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony tomorrow morning (Thursday, March 15) at 8am and will be offered the chance to sample some of Lidl’s products throughout the day, along with exclusive deals and offers on selected products for the first week of opening.

The new supermarket has created 40 new jobs, and features facilities such as an in-store bakery, longer-style tills with dual packing, customer toilets, baby changing and parking for both cars and bicycles.

Lidl UK’s regional head of property, Olu Johnson said: “We would like to thank all those who have played a part in bringing this new Lidl store to Hornchurch. It is great for us to be able to create more jobs and investment opportunities in the area, and we can’t wait to start serving our multi-award winning products to the local community.”

The Recorder will be live at around 8am from the opening of the store, and to give you a first look at what it looks like.

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