new Burnham-On-Sea store opened by town's Mayor
retailer B&M has opened its new store in Burnham-On-Sea this
premises in Pier Street, which replaces the former Morrisons supermarket
that closed last November, has created more than 60 new jobs.
Mayor formally opened the new store at 9am with a ribbon-cutting
ceremony, attended by staff members and the RNLI which it is supporting.
concern that the store will impact existing shops, the Chamber of
Trade held further talks with B&M management and secured a commitment
that the store will offer copies of Burnham's shopping guide brochure
to promote the town centre's shops - and also discuss other joint
spokesman said: "Customers will find a wide variety of branded
and own label products including toys, food & drink, pet products
and health & beauty."
feeling really positive about the creation of new jobs for local
people and we hope customers are going to be delighted with their
Mayor, Cllr Michael Clarke, said at this morning's opening: "I'm
pleased to see it open and a relieved that something is being done
with this vacant site with over 60 jobs created."
many existing shops in Burnham-On-Sea's town centre are concerned
that B&M's opening may adversely hit their business.
Chamber of Trade this week urged shoppers to continue supporting
the town centre alongside B&M. "Our small shops are the
lifeblood of our town centre and we encourage shoppers to continue
to support them," said a spokesman.
claims that its stores actually boost footfall in the surrounding
area. The new store is fundraising for the RNLI on its opening day.
to B&M's decision to take over Burnham's Morrisons store
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