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Opening date announced for new city-centre supermarket
3:30pm Friday 1st November 2013 in News
SUPERMARKET chain Sainsbury’s has announced the opening date for its new store in York city-centre.
The firm plans to open in Queen’s House, at the foot of Micklegate, on December 4, as first revealed in The Press in April. The company hopes to create 25 new staff.
City of York Council granted an alcohol licence and planning permission earlier this year, after the building plans were tweaked and after licensing conditions were imposed.
The store must have security staff between 2pm and 9pm on Saturdays and cannot sell spirits in bottles smaller than 35ml, to prevent people smuggling alcohol into bars.
The development is the latest in a series of mini-supermarket openings in York city centre, following the opening of Tesco outlets in Goodramgate, Low Ousegate and Piccadilly, and a Morrisons store in Spurriergate.