Lidl to open its first supermarket in Colchester

Essex County Standard: Lidl to open its first supermarket in Colchester Lidl to open its first supermarket in Colchester

LIDL is to open its first store in Colchester, creating 40 jobs.

The budget supermarket chain is set to open a 20,000 sq ft store in Gosbecks Road.

It ends speculation surrounding the site, which had been on the market for more than a year.

The site is home to a Colchester Borough Homes depot and the Colchester Wine Company, which is due to relocate.

Colchester Council’s cabinet is set to agree to sell its part, the depot, for an undisclosed sum next week.

See Monday's Gazette for the full story

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10:12am Mon 24 Feb 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

The only site in the whole of Colchester available to LIDL?????

Really they have been trying to get into town for years!!!

and guess what???

The only site where Planning permission is given, is an old CBC Building plot area???

Oh dear Mr Teflon & The Non Sticks at it again???

I note the stationeries in the town have run out of Brown Envelopes?

Any ideas where I can get some?

Well done LIDL its better than nothing, well not from this bunch.

The deal has a slight odour to it?
The only site in the whole of Colchester available to LIDL????? Really they have been trying to get into town for years!!! and guess what??? The only site where Planning permission is given, is an old CBC Building plot area??? Oh dear Mr Teflon & The Non Sticks at it again??? I note the stationeries in the town have run out of Brown Envelopes? Any ideas where I can get some? Well done LIDL its better than nothing, well not from this bunch. The deal has a slight odour to it? A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: -17

10:40am Mon 24 Feb 14

Allan Whitehead says...

Lidl is a superstore company with a difference the difference being a variety of brands for which there is no added cost for “What us English” call branded (the Best quality) purchases. We have shopped at LIDL in a very selective way. We discovered if you purchase items such has canned fruit or vegetables’ the quality is excellent and the price is more reasonable. It is time that other supermarkets took a leaf out of stores such has Lidl placed all their wares for sale in open cases instead of on very expensive shelving.

I now await the comments re employment numbers and the contrast between the numbers employed by Lidl, in comparison to Tesco Sainsbury’s, Co-Operative stores, a d Morrison’s. I fully understand what some concerns will be. However, whether it is 10 or 10,000 we the purchaser will have to pay the difference. The old adage says that charity actually begins at home.
Lidl is a superstore company with a difference the difference being a variety of brands for which there is no added cost for “What us English” call branded (the Best quality) purchases. We have shopped at LIDL in a very selective way. We discovered if you purchase items such has canned fruit or vegetables’ the quality is excellent and the price is more reasonable. It is time that other supermarkets took a leaf out of stores such has Lidl placed all their wares for sale in open cases instead of on very expensive shelving. I now await the comments re employment numbers and the contrast between the numbers employed by Lidl, in comparison to Tesco Sainsbury’s, Co-Operative stores, a d Morrison’s. I fully understand what some concerns will be. However, whether it is 10 or 10,000 we the purchaser will have to pay the difference. The old adage says that charity actually begins at home. Allan Whitehead
  • Score: 7

10:56am Mon 24 Feb 14

Allan Whitehead says...

A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
The only site in the whole of Colchester available to LIDL?????

Really they have been trying to get into town for years!!!

and guess what???

The only site where Planning permission is given, is an old CBC Building plot area???

Oh dear Mr Teflon & The Non Sticks at it again???

I note the stationeries in the town have run out of Brown Envelopes?

Any ideas where I can get some?

Well done LIDL its better than nothing, well not from this bunch.

The deal has a slight odour to it?
Sir, not wishing to appear rude I suggest that you open this link.
http://www.yell.com/
s/office+stationery-
colchester.html Alternatively

Open this second link.
http://www.discount-
wholesale.co.uk/dept
/stationery_d01196.h
tm?gclid=CPTTwpfL5Lw
CFYkEwwodnBwAvg
Both these will enable you to purchase various sizes of Brown Envelope
the most popular being DL C5 C6 then it goes onto i5 , i7, and so on
[quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: The only site in the whole of Colchester available to LIDL????? Really they have been trying to get into town for years!!! and guess what??? The only site where Planning permission is given, is an old CBC Building plot area??? Oh dear Mr Teflon & The Non Sticks at it again??? I note the stationeries in the town have run out of Brown Envelopes? Any ideas where I can get some? Well done LIDL its better than nothing, well not from this bunch. The deal has a slight odour to it?[/p][/quote]Sir, not wishing to appear rude I suggest that you open this link. http://www.yell.com/ s/office+stationery- colchester.html Alternatively Open this second link. http://www.discount- wholesale.co.uk/dept /stationery_d01196.h tm?gclid=CPTTwpfL5Lw CFYkEwwodnBwAvg Both these will enable you to purchase various sizes of Brown Envelope the most popular being DL C5 C6 then it goes onto i5 , i7, and so on Allan Whitehead
  • Score: 11

11:49am Mon 24 Feb 14

mike 96 says...

well done LIDL,been waiting ages for you to move in.Will save loads of fuel as we have either been going to Braintree or Harwich the nearest stores to do some decent shopping.Our friends will also delighted as will many more who will benefit from bargains galore.Those of you who have never tried the LIDL experience give it a whirl,you w'ont be disappointed.
well done LIDL,been waiting ages for you to move in.Will save loads of fuel as we have either been going to Braintree or Harwich the nearest stores to do some decent shopping.Our friends will also delighted as will many more who will benefit from bargains galore.Those of you who have never tried the LIDL experience give it a whirl,you w'ont be disappointed. mike 96
  • Score: 13

12:21pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Scoot says...

Tread very carefull Lidl......If its been on the market for a year its obvious Tescos didn't want it...
Tread very carefull Lidl......If its been on the market for a year its obvious Tescos didn't want it... Scoot
  • Score: -1

12:25pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Lord Newbold says...

mike 96 wrote:
well done LIDL,been waiting ages for you to move in.Will save loads of fuel as we have either been going to Braintree or Harwich the nearest stores to do some decent shopping.Our friends will also delighted as will many more who will benefit from bargains galore.Those of you who have never tried the LIDL experience give it a whirl,you w'ont be disappointed.
mike 96,
Those few words of yours are a credit to our local economy; let us ensure that Colchester gets the uppermost benefit from this particular allocation of the Borough Councils land… We trust that Councillor Anne Turrell (Leader) will have ensured that the land in question is only on lease, and not sold to LIDL. Although her opposition Councillors mostly are Conservatives. will possibly want to turn the land over to Lidl. It is very noticeable over years when they have been in power or control they love to sell off our Council assets.
[quote][p][bold]mike 96[/bold] wrote: well done LIDL,been waiting ages for you to move in.Will save loads of fuel as we have either been going to Braintree or Harwich the nearest stores to do some decent shopping.Our friends will also delighted as will many more who will benefit from bargains galore.Those of you who have never tried the LIDL experience give it a whirl,you w'ont be disappointed.[/p][/quote]mike 96, Those few words of yours are a credit to our local economy; let us ensure that Colchester gets the uppermost benefit from this particular allocation of the Borough Councils land… We trust that Councillor Anne Turrell (Leader) will have ensured that the land in question is only on lease, and not sold to LIDL. Although her opposition Councillors mostly are Conservatives. will possibly want to turn the land over to Lidl. It is very noticeable over years when they have been in power or control they love to sell off our Council assets. Lord Newbold
  • Score: 1

12:50pm Mon 24 Feb 14

greenbroker says...

It doesn't really matter where the store is located. Those that know Lidl will go there including me. I don't shop at the majors much anymore.
It doesn't really matter where the store is located. Those that know Lidl will go there including me. I don't shop at the majors much anymore. greenbroker
  • Score: 9

10:48pm Mon 24 Feb 14

omgwtfbbq says...

11:04am Tuesday 6th August 2013 the gazette said
"New supermarket gets the green light - but will it be Morrisons or Co-op?"

so now we are not getting a Morrisons? that would be a shame they are much better than lidl
11:04am Tuesday 6th August 2013 the gazette said "New supermarket gets the green light - but will it be Morrisons or Co-op?" so now we are not getting a Morrisons? that would be a shame they are much better than lidl omgwtfbbq
  • Score: -12

8:42am Tue 25 Feb 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

Good news. All we need now is a Morrison's on that side of town and I'll never need to go near North Station or the Hythe again.
Good news. All we need now is a Morrison's on that side of town and I'll never need to go near North Station or the Hythe again. Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 13

10:42am Wed 26 Feb 14

Checkout says...

Utter garbage and tripe as usual A Very Private Gentleman.
Utter garbage and tripe as usual A Very Private Gentleman. Checkout
  • Score: 5

11:24am Wed 26 Feb 14

checkifstolen says...

how many more super markets will venture to colchester no wonder the town and little shops are dying off the council just thinks of itself and sells the land they are on i used to work for the council but left as they were sending to much card and paper to landfill which im sure they do still now why not recycle eveything and help local bussiness to survive they pay a fortune on new vehicles every year so more waste of money
how many more super markets will venture to colchester no wonder the town and little shops are dying off the council just thinks of itself and sells the land they are on i used to work for the council but left as they were sending to much card and paper to landfill which im sure they do still now why not recycle eveything and help local bussiness to survive they pay a fortune on new vehicles every year so more waste of money checkifstolen
  • Score: 1

11:28am Wed 26 Feb 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

checkifstolen wrote:
how many more super markets will venture to colchester no wonder the town and little shops are dying off the council just thinks of itself and sells the land they are on i used to work for the council but left as they were sending to much card and paper to landfill which im sure they do still now why not recycle eveything and help local bussiness to survive they pay a fortune on new vehicles every year so more waste of money
If you want to pay over the odds for basic food items that's up to you. Personally, I'm happy to take the likes of Aldi for the basics, rather than paying up to 80% more in other shops.

As for the "new" vehicles. Most will be on a lease plan which will include servicing/repairs/ma
nufacturers warranty and which for many businesses is a cheaper alternative than repairing older vehicles. There are also tax incentives for right-downs on new vehicles.
[quote][p][bold]checkifstolen[/bold] wrote: how many more super markets will venture to colchester no wonder the town and little shops are dying off the council just thinks of itself and sells the land they are on i used to work for the council but left as they were sending to much card and paper to landfill which im sure they do still now why not recycle eveything and help local bussiness to survive they pay a fortune on new vehicles every year so more waste of money[/p][/quote]If you want to pay over the odds for basic food items that's up to you. Personally, I'm happy to take the likes of Aldi for the basics, rather than paying up to 80% more in other shops. As for the "new" vehicles. Most will be on a lease plan which will include servicing/repairs/ma nufacturers warranty and which for many businesses is a cheaper alternative than repairing older vehicles. There are also tax incentives for right-downs on new vehicles. Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 3

11:28am Wed 26 Feb 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

*write downs
*write downs Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 1

7:38pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Misty4 says...

mike 96 wrote:
well done LIDL,been waiting ages for you to move in.Will save loads of fuel as we have either been going to Braintree or Harwich the nearest stores to do some decent shopping.Our friends will also delighted as will many more who will benefit from bargains galore.Those of you who have never tried the LIDL experience give it a whirl,you w'ont be disappointed.
Clacton is a bit nearer than Harwich, surely?
[quote][p][bold]mike 96[/bold] wrote: well done LIDL,been waiting ages for you to move in.Will save loads of fuel as we have either been going to Braintree or Harwich the nearest stores to do some decent shopping.Our friends will also delighted as will many more who will benefit from bargains galore.Those of you who have never tried the LIDL experience give it a whirl,you w'ont be disappointed.[/p][/quote]Clacton is a bit nearer than Harwich, surely? Misty4
  • Score: 1

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