Development is complete at a new scheme in Kings Heath as the workmen move out and the first tenants move in. Developer Redleaf agreed a deal with Midlands Co-operative last year to open a convenience food store on the Vicarage Road creating more than 20 jobs for the local area.
The new Co-operative food store stocks a wide range of products including Fairtrade, Locally Sourced, Healthy Choice, Value and Truly Irresistible. Customers can also benefit from an in-store Bakery and PayPoint services.
Sadlers Ales, part of Midlands Co-operative’s Locally Sourced range of food and drink will be at the store opening, offering customers a taste of their beverages. Colleagues will also be raffling a food and drink hamper for Midlands Co-operative’s corporate charity partner, Newlife foundation for disabled children.
Nicky Rowe, Store Manager, said: “Our latest convenience store offers a modern and convenient place for customers to shop, which has been fitted with the latest environmentally-friendly fixtures. Our colleagues at the new Kings Heath store look forward to welcoming new customers, and are excited to work with the local community.”
Kate Smart, town centre manager at Kings Heath BID, added: “Kings Heath is a thriving neighbourhood and in recent years it has benefitted from high levels of investment to improve it for residents and visitors and that they are provided with a safe, clean, vibrant environment to enjoy, work and live in.
“The re-use and development of empty or derelict sites add significant value to Kings Heath and demonstrate that Kings Heath is a desired retail destination.”
The new food store is open from 7am until 10pm every day.