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Tesco to reopen Carlisle store after major revamp

Tesco will reopen its city centre Metro store in Carlisle at the weekend after a major revamp.

The supermarket on Victoria Viaduct has been shut for seven weeks for an upgrade and safe removal of asbestos.

As part of its reopening on Saturday Tesco will donate £500 to Eden Valley Hospice in Carlisle.

A representative from the hospice will join store manager Judith Patterson as the guest of honour, to cut a ribbon declaring the store officially re-launched.

Builders Barr Construction will also make a £500 donation to budding young gymnasts from the city’s Upperby School.

Mrs Patterson said: “We are really looking forward to our re-launch celebrations and welcoming our customers back.

“Customer safety is paramount and the length of our closure has been necessary to ensure we create a better, brighter and safer store for our Carlisle customers.”

The supermarket, which dates to 1971 and was originally built on the site of the Viaduct Hotel, is one of 430 Tescos across the UK to receive a makeover in a £1bn investment by the company.

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They've removed the entertainment section, leaving HMV as the town centers entire option for films and music.

A moronic decision.

They've also moved the sandwiches away from the door, meaning a trek into the store to purchase them, I don't know who planned this redesign but I'd sack em.

Posted by LD on 12 November 2012 at 15:42

I popped in to the new look Tesco and was very impressed, not just at the refurb but the fact that the staff at the small Tesco really do care about their customers. I watched an elderly man struggle on his walking sticks up to the Customer Service Desk where he handed the assistant a shopping list. She toddled off and collected his shopping and brought it back to where he was sat. She then got another two members of staff to help carry him, and his shopping to his car. I don't think there will be many stores that offer this personal touch !!!!

Posted by JLY on 12 November 2012 at 15:38

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