Tesco metro store set to close after 39 years in Edmonton shopping centre

The Tesco metro at Edmonton shopping centre is to close

The Tesco metro at Edmonton shopping centre is to close

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A supermarket is set to close after 39 years trading in a shopping centre.

Tesco Metro, in Edmonton shopping centre, North Mall, will close this September after opening in the centre in 1975.

More than 70 people worked at the centre but a spokesman for Tesco said the company is closing the store to "focus" on its stores in Lea Valley and Ponders End.

The spokesman said: “Our top priority is to give our customers in Edmonton the best possible service, and we think the right way to do that is to focus on our Extra stores in Lea Valley and Ponders End, nearby Express stores and online grocery shopping.

“Closing the Edmonton Metro store was a difficult decision and we will of course do everything we can to find alternative roles within Tesco for colleagues affected by this decision.”

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9:37am Thu 31 Jul 14

Enfieldian14 says...

Its a grotty little shop; won't be missed! Wonder if we wil end up with our fifth pound store?!?!?!
Its a grotty little shop; won't be missed! Wonder if we wil end up with our fifth pound store?!?!?! Enfieldian14
  • Score: 9

11:29am Thu 31 Jul 14

artfuldodger says...

That concrete eyesore shopping centre should have been TOTALLY redeveloped (tower blocks as well) when the opportunity arose a few years back not just the Hertford Road facing part. I agree with the previous poster it is a grotty shop(ping centre). I do feel a bit sorry for the people, elderly/disabled who have no choice but to use that store though.
That concrete eyesore shopping centre should have been TOTALLY redeveloped (tower blocks as well) when the opportunity arose a few years back not just the Hertford Road facing part. I agree with the previous poster it is a grotty shop(ping centre). I do feel a bit sorry for the people, elderly/disabled who have no choice but to use that store though. artfuldodger
  • Score: 5

11:41am Thu 31 Jul 14

Enfieldian14 says...

artfuldodger wrote:
That concrete eyesore shopping centre should have been TOTALLY redeveloped (tower blocks as well) when the opportunity arose a few years back not just the Hertford Road facing part. I agree with the previous poster it is a grotty shop(ping centre). I do feel a bit sorry for the people, elderly/disabled who have no choice but to use that store though.
They don't have to use that Tesco - there is an Asda and a Lidl - both considerably cleaner, brighter and better stocked than Tesco.

I *think* that the reason the blocks weren't demolished and the shopping centre revamped is due to the size, location and build design of the blocks. I think that to take them down would have been hugely expensive and problematic.

I do agree though, there is no hope for Edmonton Green until it is completely removated and some decent shops opened up. It needs a bookshop, stationary shop (like WH Smith), some nice clothes shops, shoe shops, decent restaurants, maybe a nice family run pub...certainly no more pound shops, pawn brokers or betting shops.
[quote][p][bold]artfuldodger[/bold] wrote: That concrete eyesore shopping centre should have been TOTALLY redeveloped (tower blocks as well) when the opportunity arose a few years back not just the Hertford Road facing part. I agree with the previous poster it is a grotty shop(ping centre). I do feel a bit sorry for the people, elderly/disabled who have no choice but to use that store though.[/p][/quote]They don't have to use that Tesco - there is an Asda and a Lidl - both considerably cleaner, brighter and better stocked than Tesco. I *think* that the reason the blocks weren't demolished and the shopping centre revamped is due to the size, location and build design of the blocks. I think that to take them down would have been hugely expensive and problematic. I do agree though, there is no hope for Edmonton Green until it is completely removated and some decent shops opened up. It needs a bookshop, stationary shop (like WH Smith), some nice clothes shops, shoe shops, decent restaurants, maybe a nice family run pub...certainly no more pound shops, pawn brokers or betting shops. Enfieldian14
  • Score: 11

2:00pm Thu 31 Jul 14

EN1girl says...

Unfortunately, Edmonton Green is still a deprived area and a lot of people living there won't be able to afford to shop in "decent restaurants", "nice clothes shops" or W H Smith. Pound shops and betting shops are a sure sign of an area that is not on the up and as much as most of us dislike this type of shop, none of the so-called "decent" shops will open in an area where there is little or no disposable cash.
Unfortunately, Edmonton Green is still a deprived area and a lot of people living there won't be able to afford to shop in "decent restaurants", "nice clothes shops" or W H Smith. Pound shops and betting shops are a sure sign of an area that is not on the up and as much as most of us dislike this type of shop, none of the so-called "decent" shops will open in an area where there is little or no disposable cash. EN1girl
  • Score: 2

2:30pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Enfieldian14 says...

EN1girl wrote:
Unfortunately, Edmonton Green is still a deprived area and a lot of people living there won't be able to afford to shop in "decent restaurants", "nice clothes shops" or W H Smith. Pound shops and betting shops are a sure sign of an area that is not on the up and as much as most of us dislike this type of shop, none of the so-called "decent" shops will open in an area where there is little or no disposable cash.
I know - but it is a vicious cycle that needs to be broken. No shopping centre needs four pound shops - a little variety will attract people other than those who are skint. There are those that work in Edmonton Green that can afford to spend a little - it would be nice if there were somewhere to spend it!

In order for true regeneration to take place, decent homes, shops, schools and transport links need to be provided to attract more prosperous people. At the moment all Edmonton offers is cheap tat and betting shops. I'm not saying get rid off all the cheap shops - but consider offering some alternatives. Not everyone that lives and works in Edmonton is deprived.
[quote][p][bold]EN1girl[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately, Edmonton Green is still a deprived area and a lot of people living there won't be able to afford to shop in "decent restaurants", "nice clothes shops" or W H Smith. Pound shops and betting shops are a sure sign of an area that is not on the up and as much as most of us dislike this type of shop, none of the so-called "decent" shops will open in an area where there is little or no disposable cash.[/p][/quote]I know - but it is a vicious cycle that needs to be broken. No shopping centre needs four pound shops - a little variety will attract people other than those who are skint. There are those that work in Edmonton Green that can afford to spend a little - it would be nice if there were somewhere to spend it! In order for true regeneration to take place, decent homes, shops, schools and transport links need to be provided to attract more prosperous people. At the moment all Edmonton offers is cheap tat and betting shops. I'm not saying get rid off all the cheap shops - but consider offering some alternatives. Not everyone that lives and works in Edmonton is deprived. Enfieldian14
  • Score: 11

6:40pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Paul 77 says...

I started at this branch from when I left school we was the first branch to have epos now called scanning in store.

Happy memories.
I started at this branch from when I left school we was the first branch to have epos now called scanning in store. Happy memories. Paul 77
  • Score: 3

8:37am Fri 1 Aug 14

london organiser says...

Another Labour stronghold going down the pan most of the indigenous have fled this gang ridden area only the old labour voters are left and are getting what they voted for!

I know lets have a street carnival to take our focus off, how about Andy Love MP?
Another Labour stronghold going down the pan most of the indigenous have fled this gang ridden area only the old labour voters are left and are getting what they voted for! I know lets have a street carnival to take our focus off, how about Andy Love MP? london organiser
  • Score: -1

1:42pm Fri 1 Aug 14

ELocker says...

What Edmonton Green needs is a pound shop, not 4 of the *******
What Edmonton Green needs is a pound shop, not 4 of the ******* ELocker
  • Score: 2

1:14pm Mon 4 Aug 14

dons24pelliparclose says...

Shame on the landlord St Modwen for renting out FOUR pound shops but perhaps the refurbishment has to be paid for somehow. Poor public relations Tesco! If you choose Tesco Express the options are Windmill Hill. 810 Green Lanes N21 and the Garage adjoining Oakwood Station. Tesco are penalising the disabled and those who do not drive. The 192 bus may operate frequently - every 10 minutes, every 15 minutes Sunday - to get to the Tesco Extra Lea Valley Glover Drive, Angel Road Superstore but it is not very practical with a wheelchair
Shame on the landlord St Modwen for renting out FOUR pound shops but perhaps the refurbishment has to be paid for somehow. Poor public relations Tesco! If you choose Tesco Express the options are Windmill Hill. 810 Green Lanes N21 and the Garage adjoining Oakwood Station. Tesco are penalising the disabled and those who do not drive. The 192 bus may operate frequently - every 10 minutes, every 15 minutes Sunday - to get to the Tesco Extra Lea Valley Glover Drive, Angel Road Superstore but it is not very practical with a wheelchair dons24pelliparclose
  • Score: 3

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