Second Morrisons supermarket store to open in Enfield Town

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A new supermarket is set to open in Enfield this weekend, creating 20 jobs in the area.

Morrisons is opening its second store in Enfield Town in five months, with the two stores within a mile of each other.

The new Morrisons M Local in Colman Parade, Southbury Road in Enfield Town, will open on Saturday at 9am.

Shayan Asta, who lives above the new supermarket believes it is a good move to put a small supermarket below the newly built flats.

He said: “It is very convenient that the new Morrisons will be so close to us, I won’t have to travel anywhere if I needed to get something really quickly. It was the right decision to put something there.”

However, Jocelyn Western of Fyfield Road, Enfield Town, is baffled as to why another supermarket is opening in Enfield.

“This is the second Morrisons to be built in the town during the past year. It is not necessary. They are less than half a mile apart and a huge Tesco is very close as well. This could damage other businesses around it.”

Emma Rigby, founder of Love Your Doorstep, said: “It’s great not to see empty shops and Morrisons will create more footfall down to the other end of the town.”

Store manager Wayne Henis said: “We’re really pleased to be bringing Morrisons M local to Enfield and will work hard to be at the heart of the local community”.

The store will open from 7am to 11pm every day.

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2:10pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Enfieldian14 says...

Shayan Asta, who lives above the new Morrisons believes it is a good move to put a small supermarket below the newly built flats.

He said: “It is very convenient that the new Morrisons will be so close to us, I won’t have to travel anywhere if I needed to get something really quickly. It was the right decision to put something there.”

Lazy so and so! Tesco is only five mintues one way, Waitrose and Morrison's ten (if that!) in the other direction.

I have no idea why Enfield Council agreed to this - it is madness to have so many supermarkets in such close proximity - at last count six supermarkets within a mile of the centre of the town.
Shayan Asta, who lives above the new Morrisons believes it is a good move to put a small supermarket below the newly built flats. He said: “It is very convenient that the new Morrisons will be so close to us, I won’t have to travel anywhere if I needed to get something really quickly. It was the right decision to put something there.” Lazy so and so! Tesco is only five mintues one way, Waitrose and Morrison's ten (if that!) in the other direction. I have no idea why Enfield Council agreed to this - it is madness to have so many supermarkets in such close proximity - at last count six supermarkets within a mile of the centre of the town. Enfieldian14

3:12pm Fri 31 Jan 14

chrissie1703 says...

'“It’s great not to see empty shops and Morrison’s will create more football down to the other end of the town.” '

More football? Sounds like it's going to be fun ;-)
'“It’s great not to see empty shops and Morrison’s will create more football down to the other end of the town.” ' More football? Sounds like it's going to be fun ;-) chrissie1703

10:53am Sat 1 Feb 14

caroline1980 says...

Under a mile away? More like 400m or so. It will get business naturally, right by the station and panders to people's natural laziness but that doesn't mean it is right for the town to have yet another supermarket. Having said that, it is not in the main part of the town and I can't imagine many traditional high street stores wanting the space.
Under a mile away? More like 400m or so. It will get business naturally, right by the station and panders to people's natural laziness but that doesn't mean it is right for the town to have yet another supermarket. Having said that, it is not in the main part of the town and I can't imagine many traditional high street stores wanting the space. caroline1980

3:37pm Mon 3 Feb 14

dons24pelliparclose says...

Enfieldian14 wrote:
Shayan Asta, who lives above the new Morrisons believes it is a good move to put a small supermarket below the newly built flats.

He said: “It is very convenient that the new Morrisons will be so close to us, I won’t have to travel anywhere if I needed to get something really quickly. It was the right decision to put something there.”

Lazy so and so! Tesco is only five mintues one way, Waitrose and Morrison's ten (if that!) in the other direction.

I have no idea why Enfield Council agreed to this - it is madness to have so many supermarkets in such close proximity - at last count six supermarkets within a mile of the centre of the town.
Enfieldian14 asks " I have no idea why Enfield Council agreed to this - it is madness..."

12 Colman Parade was Butter Fingers Restaurant 14 Colman Parade was Villaggio Pizzeria. According to the Officer report prepared for the Legal Development application P13-02199LDC

.....that on the basis of the planning history of the site, the use of the premises as an , Class, A1 retail unit would constitute a permitted change of use by virtue of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended)
[quote][p][bold]Enfieldian14[/bold] wrote: Shayan Asta, who lives above the new Morrisons believes it is a good move to put a small supermarket below the newly built flats. He said: “It is very convenient that the new Morrisons will be so close to us, I won’t have to travel anywhere if I needed to get something really quickly. It was the right decision to put something there.” Lazy so and so! Tesco is only five mintues one way, Waitrose and Morrison's ten (if that!) in the other direction. I have no idea why Enfield Council agreed to this - it is madness to have so many supermarkets in such close proximity - at last count six supermarkets within a mile of the centre of the town.[/p][/quote]Enfieldian14 asks " I have no idea why Enfield Council agreed to this - it is madness..." 12 Colman Parade was Butter Fingers Restaurant 14 Colman Parade was Villaggio Pizzeria. According to the Officer report prepared for the Legal Development application P13-02199LDC .....that on the basis of the planning history of the site, the use of the premises as an , Class, A1 retail unit would constitute a permitted change of use by virtue of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended) dons24pelliparclose

10:26am Wed 5 Feb 14

Andy_Pagin says...

The Big Threes Checklist:
1) Fill Enfield Town with generic micro supermarkets.
2) Sit back and watch trade die as bored shoppers just go to the big supermarkets out of town instead.
3) Give senior mamagers 50% pay rises.
4) Give Directors $million bonuses
5) Give huge dividens to shareholders.

6) Close down the now redundant mini-supermarkets in the deserted and boarded up town.
The Big Threes Checklist: 1) Fill Enfield Town with generic micro supermarkets. 2) Sit back and watch trade die as bored shoppers just go to the big supermarkets out of town instead. 3) Give senior mamagers 50% pay rises. 4) Give Directors $million bonuses 5) Give huge dividens to shareholders. 6) Close down the now redundant mini-supermarkets in the deserted and boarded up town. Andy_Pagin

10:35am Wed 5 Feb 14

Andy_Pagin says...

When the first ever pile 'em high and sell 'em cheap supermarket went to the banks to get funding and explained their strategy the bankers said
"what about our small business (banking) customers? They'll lose trade and default on loans"

Supermarket men said
"Up to you mate! We will have put them all out of business in a few years anyway"

This is and always has been the end-game plan for the supermarkets, wipe out the small businesses. Fortunately they've failed so far, thanks largely to the influx of Indian/Pakistani/Gre
ek/Turkish businessmen who's commitment saved the dying high streets in the 1980s.

The micro 'big' supermarket is just another strategy aimed at achieving this end.
When the first ever pile 'em high and sell 'em cheap supermarket went to the banks to get funding and explained their strategy the bankers said "what about our small business (banking) customers? They'll lose trade and default on loans" Supermarket men said "Up to you mate! We will have put them all out of business in a few years anyway" This is and always has been the end-game plan for the supermarkets, wipe out the small businesses. Fortunately they've failed so far, thanks largely to the influx of Indian/Pakistani/Gre ek/Turkish businessmen who's commitment saved the dying high streets in the 1980s. The micro 'big' supermarket is just another strategy aimed at achieving this end. Andy_Pagin

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