A discount supermarket chain is set to start work on a new Bridlington store imminently after a wait of several years.
Aldi had announced plans to build a second supermarket in the town on land between St John’s Burlington Church and Kwik Fit in 2015. After demolishing the vacant buildings which were formerly occupied by Jewson Builders Merchants, the site has remained empty.
Bessingby Retail Park is the the home to the first Aldi built in Bridlington and it is expected there will be dozens of new jobs created with the opening of a second store.
After enquiries to Aldi by the Echo it was confirmed earlier this year that work would commence on the St John Street site once site preparations are fully completed.
An Aldi spokesperson said: “We are now completing preliminary site preparations ahead of beginning construction. The new store will help local people shop and save closer to home, and we will keep the community updated on developments.”
*Meanwhile, hopes for a new B&M store opening in the town are still growing. A spokesperson for B&M, said: “We’re always looking at sites for new stores as we aim to open 50 new stores a year.
“We would welcome the opportunity to invest in the region.”