A second Home Bargains store is opening in the city alongside a fast food sandwich outlet which launches later this month.

Erected outside the unit on the Greyhound Retail Park is a sign declaring the homeware store will open on September 24 with a recruitment drive now under way.

It will be the city’s second Home Bargains following the opening of the original store in Boughton.

The Chronicle reported back in May about speculation Home Bargains was opening on the Greyhound Retail Park but the company has always stuck to the line that ‘it is not on the current planner’.

Next door to Home Bargains will be a new Subway store, which will open on July 25, and will be in addition to the nearby outlet in Sealand Road as well as other stores in Northgate Street and Foregate Street.

Subway is hoping to refurbish its Sealand Road store in 2017.

There is currently a Subway down the road on Sealand Road next to Johnsons the Cleaners and the Central Tyre depot.

Neil Denny, Subway regional development agent, commented: “We are pleased to announce a new Subway store will open this summer at the Greyhound Retail Park in Chester.

“The new store will open in July and is set to create 10 part-time and full-time jobs in the local community. The store will be larger than the nearby Sealand Road location, but will offer the same great range of popular Subway Subs, salads and flat-breads, alongside drinks and snacks.

“The Subway brand is made up of hundreds of local entrepreneurs who have worked hard to build up their businesses in their local community, creating jobs for local people. This new store is in direct response to the increasing consumer demand in the area for affordable, healthier choices offered by the Subway brand, and we’re sure that the new store will be a great success.

These two units on the Greyhound Retail Park are being converted into a Home Bargains on the left and a Subway on the right.

“There are numerous franchise opportunities across the North West region, many of which will be in smaller towns or out of town and rural locations. Opportunities with the Subway brand are available for entrepreneurs looking to invest in their own local high street, providing a new retail offering and job creation for their community.”