REVEALED: New Honiton Marks and Spencer outlet to open this week

PUBLISHED: 10:45 16 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:17 18 October 2017

The new M&S food hall in Honiton. Ref mhh 42 17TI 2049. Picture: Terry Ife

The new M&S food hall in Honiton. Ref mhh 42 17TI 2049. Picture: Terry Ife

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The store will open eight years after the closure of M&S' Honiton shop in Lace Walk.

The new M&S food hall in Honiton. Ref mhh 42 17TI 2044. Picture: Terry IfeThe new M&S food hall in Honiton. Ref mhh 42 17TI 2044. Picture: Terry Ife

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.

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.

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.

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