New Morrison's M Local store opens on former Lewes Road Community Garden site

The Argus: The Queen's Road M Local store The Queen's Road M Local store

A Brighton supermarket is to open its doors on a new store built on the site of the former Lewes Road Community Garden.

Despite some opposition from locals, the ribbon will be cut on the Morrisons' new M Local shop in Lewes Road, Brighton tomorrow at 9am.

The shop, which will create 20 jobs, will be opened at 9am by pupils from Fairlight Primary School and Robert Griffiths, director of fundraising at the Martlets Hospice.

Store manager Paul Lockyer said: “Fresh food will be at the heart of what we sell, and as a team we will work hard to make sure our store is a positive addition to Lewes Road.”

The new store will be the second M Local to open in Brighton, following the launch of its convenience shop in Queen's Road earlier this year. 

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8:35am Wed 18 Dec 13

Cov Boy says...

if anybody doesn't know where it is, it's next door to the Co-op and just across from the Spar!!! Ideal place for a little supermarket!!!
if anybody doesn't know where it is, it's next door to the Co-op and just across from the Spar!!! Ideal place for a little supermarket!!! Cov Boy

9:01am Wed 18 Dec 13

tykemison says...

That's right cov boy! Lets hope tescos doesn't hear of this! Just what us locals need, another convenience store!!!!!!!! ! wonderful.
That's right cov boy! Lets hope tescos doesn't hear of this! Just what us locals need, another convenience store!!!!!!!! ! wonderful. tykemison

9:27am Wed 18 Dec 13

Cov Boy says...

tykemison wrote:
That's right cov boy! Lets hope tescos doesn't hear of this! Just what us locals need, another convenience store!!!!!!!! ! wonderful.
Especially for those that don't want to walk the 100 yards to Sainsburys or M&S garage.
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: That's right cov boy! Lets hope tescos doesn't hear of this! Just what us locals need, another convenience store!!!!!!!! ! wonderful.[/p][/quote]Especially for those that don't want to walk the 100 yards to Sainsburys or M&S garage. Cov Boy

10:08am Wed 18 Dec 13

Crystal Ball says...

So much choice for shoppers in one small area.
So much choice for shoppers in one small area. Crystal Ball

10:12am Wed 18 Dec 13

s_james says...

tykemison wrote:
That's right cov boy! Lets hope tescos doesn't hear of this! Just what us locals need, another convenience store!!!!!!!! ! wonderful.
Would it be better to have a vacant shop and those 20 people still without a job?
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: That's right cov boy! Lets hope tescos doesn't hear of this! Just what us locals need, another convenience store!!!!!!!! ! wonderful.[/p][/quote]Would it be better to have a vacant shop and those 20 people still without a job? s_james

10:19am Wed 18 Dec 13

redwing says...

s_james wrote:
tykemison wrote:
That's right cov boy! Lets hope tescos doesn't hear of this! Just what us locals need, another convenience store!!!!!!!! ! wonderful.
Would it be better to have a vacant shop and those 20 people still without a job?
No it would be better training them to do worthwhile jobs e.g. council house building, whilst they spend their earnings in existing shops.
[quote][p][bold]s_james[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: That's right cov boy! Lets hope tescos doesn't hear of this! Just what us locals need, another convenience store!!!!!!!! ! wonderful.[/p][/quote]Would it be better to have a vacant shop and those 20 people still without a job?[/p][/quote]No it would be better training them to do worthwhile jobs e.g. council house building, whilst they spend their earnings in existing shops. redwing

11:01am Wed 18 Dec 13

s_james says...

redwing wrote:
s_james wrote:
tykemison wrote:
That's right cov boy! Lets hope tescos doesn't hear of this! Just what us locals need, another convenience store!!!!!!!! ! wonderful.
Would it be better to have a vacant shop and those 20 people still without a job?
No it would be better training them to do worthwhile jobs e.g. council house building, whilst they spend their earnings in existing shops.
That would be great, and then there could be a further 20 people employed to work in this shop.
[quote][p][bold]redwing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s_james[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: That's right cov boy! Lets hope tescos doesn't hear of this! Just what us locals need, another convenience store!!!!!!!! ! wonderful.[/p][/quote]Would it be better to have a vacant shop and those 20 people still without a job?[/p][/quote]No it would be better training them to do worthwhile jobs e.g. council house building, whilst they spend their earnings in existing shops.[/p][/quote]That would be great, and then there could be a further 20 people employed to work in this shop. s_james

11:18am Wed 18 Dec 13

Fight_Back says...

redwing wrote:
s_james wrote:
tykemison wrote:
That's right cov boy! Lets hope tescos doesn't hear of this! Just what us locals need, another convenience store!!!!!!!! ! wonderful.
Would it be better to have a vacant shop and those 20 people still without a job?
No it would be better training them to do worthwhile jobs e.g. council house building, whilst they spend their earnings in existing shops.
Why is being a shop assistant not a worthwhile job ?
[quote][p][bold]redwing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s_james[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: That's right cov boy! Lets hope tescos doesn't hear of this! Just what us locals need, another convenience store!!!!!!!! ! wonderful.[/p][/quote]Would it be better to have a vacant shop and those 20 people still without a job?[/p][/quote]No it would be better training them to do worthwhile jobs e.g. council house building, whilst they spend their earnings in existing shops.[/p][/quote]Why is being a shop assistant not a worthwhile job ? Fight_Back

3:44pm Wed 18 Dec 13

NickBrt says...

Did Caroline lucas agreee for this shop to be opened? She doesnt like supermarkets even little ones unless they're run by green hippies who did for produce. Mind you, who cares what she thinks anyway.
Did Caroline lucas agreee for this shop to be opened? She doesnt like supermarkets even little ones unless they're run by green hippies who did for produce. Mind you, who cares what she thinks anyway. NickBrt

7:45pm Wed 18 Dec 13

hubby says...

People of Brighton you must be chuffed to bits!
People of Brighton you must be chuffed to bits! hubby

8:07pm Wed 18 Dec 13

I'mnotalone says...

hubby wrote:
People of Brighton you must be chuffed to bits!
I am. The Spar is a dump that attracts street drinkers because of there policy of selling single cans of lager/cider. The Co op is overpriced and caters for students. The more choice the better I say!
[quote][p][bold]hubby[/bold] wrote: People of Brighton you must be chuffed to bits![/p][/quote]I am. The Spar is a dump that attracts street drinkers because of there policy of selling single cans of lager/cider. The Co op is overpriced and caters for students. The more choice the better I say! I'mnotalone

7:25pm Thu 19 Dec 13

PorkBoat says...

What they really need in Lewes Road are more kebab/pizza/burger/c
hicken takeaways, and more off licences. Brighton and Hove as a whole also need many, many more of these, as well as coffee shops, and convenience stores/newsagents that also sell old mobile phones and mobile phone accessories and alcohol. There simply aren't enough of them. Sometimes, one can walk 30 metres or so without seeing one of these places.
What they really need in Lewes Road are more kebab/pizza/burger/c hicken takeaways, and more off licences. Brighton and Hove as a whole also need many, many more of these, as well as coffee shops, and convenience stores/newsagents that also sell old mobile phones and mobile phone accessories and alcohol. There simply aren't enough of them. Sometimes, one can walk 30 metres or so without seeing one of these places. PorkBoat

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