AS supermarket giant ASDA continues its countdown to the opening of its new store Forfar next month, close rival Tesco has revealed plans for their store in the town.
Customers have been met with taped areas on the floor as early indications that something major is about to take place - and it has now emerged the store will, in fact, close for a full week to enable refurbishment work to take place.
Readers may recall that, back in August, we reported that rumours were abound in the town that plans were in the pipeline to upgrade the Castle Street store and that the store would be closed for a few days in September.
At the time the supermarket giant quashed the rumours that the store was to close.
However, staff are now informing customers that the store will, in fact, close its doors to let the workmen in.
When contacted last week Gloria Coats, Corporate Affairs Manager for Tesco, said: “We will shortly be investing in our Forfar store with some exciting improvements.
“Our customers have told us how we could help improve our shop, we listened, and now we’re doing something about it.
“Work has already started, but unfortunately we’re going to need to close the store from 6 pm on October 23 until Monday, October 31 at 8 am when we’ll re-open with our improved store.
“We realise that these changes may cause customers some inconvenience, and we’re doing everything we can to ensure our shop runs as smoothly as possible.
“We’d like to thank our customers for their patience while we work to deliver an even better shopping experience in our Forfar store.”