keeps opening date of new store in Burnham-On-Sea under wraps
retailer B&M has said this week it has no firm date to open
its new store to replace Burnham-On-Sea's Morrisons supermarket.
discount retailer is set take over the Pier Street site and employ
around 50 staff.
B&M spokeswoman told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week: "There's
no further update on the opening of the store - there's no date
to give just yet."
circulating in Burnham suggest that B&M may not have yet formally
signed a deal to take over the store, but the firm's spokeswoman
said she is not aware of ongoing negotiations.
have been raised about the impact of B&M's store on the town's
High Street by Burnham's MP, Mayor, Chamber of Trade and Town
Centre Manager, as we reported
B&M says: "We are feeling really positive about the creation
of more than 50 new jobs for local people and will be inviting
colleagues who worked at the former store to interview for these
posts, as well as opening them up the wider community."
to traders' concerns about the wide range of products it sells,
B&M added: "We offer a broad range of products across
many commodity groups which enables us to trade in all seasons.
This helps us to attract significant footfall all year round,
attracting new and existing customers to the town centre. In the
main this will be of huge benefit to the local traders and vitality."
to B&M's decision to take over Burnham's Morrisons store
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