Having an Aldi in Honiton will help

PUBLISHED: 02:01 16 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:04 15 June 2010

Honiton has nothing to fear from an Aldi supermarket. Over the last four years, I have sought Aldi supermarkets the length and breadth of the country and have found them cheaper than their larger more prolific rivals. They have offers twice weekly of a

Honiton has nothing to fear from an Aldi supermarket. Over the last four years, I have sought Aldi supermarkets the length and breadth of the country and have found them cheaper than their larger more prolific rivals. They have offers twice weekly of a wide range of small electrical gizmos, decorating items, plants and shrubs, etc, that are sometimes unique. I find having to trail all the way to Exeter to the nearest Aldi a bind and look forward to their presence locally. What Honiton does have to fear is further charity shops taking over the premises vacated by closing estate agents. Perhaps, offering discounted business rates to entrepreneurs to open up in the wake of these failing businesses will halt the sight of tumble weed rolling down the main thoroughfares of a looming ghost town?Ben Moore Lilley Walk Honiton


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