A SUPERMARKET boss says he’s “fully-committed” to Little Sutton as he prepares to open up a new food store in the village.
David Parry, who runs KS Convenience, is taking over the old Kwik Save site in Chester Road on a long-term lease and will be open for business from Monday.
He says he has done everything possible to ensure the venture is a success, including distributing 11,000 leaflets in the area.
Earlier this year, more than 1,000 people signed a petition as part of a campaign to bring a new supermarket to Little Sutton.
Mr Parry, who lives in Ledsham and has another store in Liverpool, said: “I was driving past the site every day and saw that there was a petition going round. It was partly the reason why I took it on.
“I’ve got a long-term lease and I’m fully committed to it. I’ve put all my own money into this.
“I’d like to think we will be doing something a bit different. We’ll be a small, local supermarket offering a range of good value, fresh meat as well as fresh, local produce.”
Resident Val Waring, who launched the campaign to bring a new food store to the village following the closure of Kwik Save, is delighted by the news.
She said: “People have been saying to me this will be the making of Little Sutton.
“When you consider the economic problems at the moment, he’s done a really good thing for the village.”
Borough council leader and Ledsham councillor Justin Madders said:“I particularly thank Val Waring and her friends who really inspired the campaign with the petition.”
The store, which has created eight jobs, will be open between 7.30am-6pm Monday to Wednesday, and until 7pm Thursday to Saturday. The opening time on Sunday is 10am-4pm.