Sainsbury's Local to open on Stroud Green Road
By LiseS | Thursday, August 19, 2010, 16:03
A new branch of Sainsbury's will shortly be arriving on Stroud Green Road to rival the Tesco Metro store already on the road. The new store will take over the former site of independent retailer Woody's, which closed in June.
Challenger, ready: Sainsbury's is squaring up to Tesco in the Stroud Green Road supermarket stakes.
Plans for the closure of Turkish retailer Woody's, and the planning application for the Sainsbury's store, became known in March this year. Known for its tempting barrels of olives, Turkish meats and quirky vegetable selection, Woody's will undoubtedly be missed by some Stroud Green shoppers.
Others will be sharpening their Nectar cards in anticipation of the Sainsbury chain's familiarity and low prices. Sainsbury's Local stores are the chain's smaller, convenience-type stores selling a limited range of products in premises up to 560 square metres in size. The new store's licence application stated that the store will be open until midnight daily.
The store will be the 20th "mini-chain" local supermarket to open in Islington, joining the well-established Tesco Metro on the main shopping parade. 13 of the borough's Metro, Express and Local stores are in the south of the borough around Angel and Upper Street; this will be the sixth such store to open in North Islington.
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