New East of England Co-op Supermarket opens in Chesterwell

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A much-anticipated, purpose-built supermarket has opened on Chesterwell Plaza, part of the the Mersea Homes' Chesterwell development in north Colchester.

The 4,500 sq ft new East of England Co-op supermarket was officially opened on Friday 3rd December by East of England Co-op President, Frank Moxon and Mersea Homes Managing Director, Stuart Cock. Serving the newly established Chesterwell community, construction on the building started in January and project completion was marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday.

To celebrate the opening, the first 20 customers received a £5 voucher to spend in-store.

The East of England Co-op is the region’s largest independent retailer. Joint Chief Executive, Roger Grosvenor comments: “After nearly a year in the making, this impressive new store opens its doors in the heart of Chesterwell and we are proud to serve this new, growing community.

“The East of England Co-op runs a little bit differently to other retailers. Our 250,000 members are made up of local shoppers across the region, all with an equal share in the business. We have a long history of support for our communities, from tackling food poverty to supporting local farmers. Our new store will not only supply local people with quality food, drink and all the supermarket essentials; it will be an integral part of a thriving Chesterwell community.”

The new store includes a Barista Bar serving coffee and other hot beverages, award-winning local produce including many products grown and produced in Essex, and a wide range of everyday essentials.

The new store can be found at Unit 2, Chesterwell Plaza, Leads Way, Colchester CO4 6EE. Surrounded by two, three and four-bedroom homes, Chesterwell Plaza also features a mix of shops, schools and offices.