Grimsby’s new Greggs gets go-ahead - and it’s a cafe with parking
24th August 2017
A new Greggs cafe and store is coming to Grimsby after plans were given the go-ahead by the council.
North East Lincolnshire Council Planning Committee yesterday approved plans to convert a former car showroom and church into a new Greggs bakery.
The national sandwich shop and bakery chain will be situated on Gilbey Road, off the A180.
The vacant premises, which previously housed the Victory Church and the former Barkers Citroen dealership, will provide seating for 15 people, operating between 6am and 8pm.
Councillors on the Planning Committee were unanimously in favour of the development, feeling that it would be a welcome addition to the businesses in the area, providing them with a suitable food outlet, while also bringing back into use a disused premises.
They also felt that given the other food establishments located nearby such as McDonalds and KFC, there should be no real objection to another opening.
Councillor Tim Mickleburgh said that the new store would be a welcome development in his ward of the West Marsh saying: "I welcome a retail outlet like Greggs in my ward, especially as it will be bringing more jobs to the area and bringing back into use a disused building.
"Greggs already operates a number of successful outlets in the town centre and I am sure given its location this new one will be a brilliant asset."
Councillor Cliff Barber agreed with his Labour Party colleague saying: "There are already other outlets there, so I see no reason we can't do the same here, I think it will only affect the local chip van."
Councillor Stephen Harness also voiced his support for the store saying: "It ticks all the boxes, employment, good track record and helping business."
News Courtesy: www.humberbusiness.com