REVEALED: New Honiton Marks and Spencer outlet to open this week
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The store will open eight years after the closure of M&S’ Honiton shop in Lace Walk.
Honiton’s new Marks and Spencer (M&S) store will officially open its doors to the public on Wednesday (October 18), the Herald can reveal.
Building work on the outlet has been ongoing for several months - and now the multinational retailer says just the finishing touches need to be completed.
The company is returning to Honiton eight years after it closed a store in the town’s Lace Walk precinct.
Its new outlet is being built in place of the former shop at Turks Head Garage.
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The site is being redeveloped by oil giant BP, which created a partnership with M&S in 2005.
There are more than 200 M&S Simply Food at BP Connect stores across the country.
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District planners gave BP the green light earlier this year to upgrade the site in Turks Head Lane.
Also included in the plans was a new canopy, fuel pumps and car wash.
Broken exclusively by the Herald in May, news of Marks and Spencer’s return to Honiton caused a big buzz in the community.
Many had longed for the company to re-open a new outlet in the town after its Simply Food store in Lace Walk closed in 2009 - despite a big campaign to save it.