LIDL: Delighted with turnout

PUBLISHED: 14:22 21 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:29 15 June 2010

LIDL spokesman James Mitchell, who manned an exhibition of plans for the proposed new food store during the open day, said: I'm delighted with the turnout. In terms of the comments received, so far, they are universally supportive."

LIDL spokesman James Mitchell, who manned an exhibition of plans for the proposed new food store during the open day, said: "I'm delighted with the turnout. In terms of the comments received, so far, they are universally supportive."Mr Mitchell was speaking to the Herald an hour into Lidl's all-day event in the Mackarness Hall, held last Thursday.The hall was packed with local residents - all eager to try Lidl's product range.Mr Mitchell said: "The public are keen on our operation, knowing it from our stores in Sidmouth and Chard. A lot of people have said they would like a Lidl store in Honiton."Mr Mitchell admitted comments had been made about the loss of the BP petrol station, at Heathpark Service Station."Clearly, what we are proposing is the redevelopment of the whole site," he said."We are aware that Tesco's relocation plan does not include a petrol station. "People in Honiton have been used to having three filling stations, but there are other examples where towns only have one. It's not unusual.


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