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New Sainsbury's store to open doors tomorrow
SAINSBURY’S will finally open its doors to the public tomorrow.
The new Weymouth store will be open from 9am and newly appointed manager Steve Jones says it is an 'enormous privilege' for him to manage the 7,170 sq m store off Mercery Road.
Ahead of the opening tomorrow, Mr Jones said: “Sainsbury’s is a unique store in Weymouth and indeed also a unique store for the company as a whole.
“We’re all very excited about the store opening tomorrow and that the people of Weymouth will be able to come in, meet the team and see what we have been talking about for the past four months.
“At the moment the store has 311 employees, of which at least 270 are from the local area. If the store progresses well, we will of course be hoping to employ even more.
“We also have a great cafe which I like to call the ‘jewel in the crown’ for the store. It has views of the sea and looks over the rest of the store.
“We’ve been extremely busy making sure everything is perfect for tomorrow and would encourage everyone to give the new store a go.”
Dave Merefield, head of sustainability at the Sainsbury’s store, said it offers many new and unique aspects for the people of Weymouth.
He added: “This new store will use 60 per cent less energy than a store built back in 2005.
“The six pump petrol station has a clear canopy made from solar PV Glass, which will generate 25 per cent of the electricity for the station - only the second in the world to do so.
“The store also features a bee hotel for solitary bees, with a bee keeper who will plant attractive plants for the bees to pollenate. This store is one in only 110 other stores in the UK that feature something like this.
“We have LED lights running in the store and outside, and the store will use 70 per cent less water through the use of rain water harvesting.”
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