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Morrisons moving into Burger King
10:00am Thursday 31st October 2013 in News
MORRISONS wants to open up in the old Burger King in Chelmsford’s city centre.
The supermarket giant has earmarked the High Street vacant premises for one of its Morrisons M Local shops.
Morrisons bosses, who already have a supermarket in Newland Springs, are keen to sell alcohol in the new store from 6am to midnight each day.
However, this plan could be scuppered altogether by an ancient covenant set up by the Chelmsford Baptist Church which would prevents the sale of booze.
A spokeswoman for the supermarket said they could not comment on the plans at this stage.
Tory Neil Gulliver, councillor responsible for planning and economic development, said it will be good to have a mini-supermarket there.
Mr Gulliver said: “Originally it was a Caters Supermarket so really it would be a return to its original use.
“I think it is part of the success our city centre that this retailer is looking to put a shop in the centre along with the store they already have here.
“When the Sainsbury’s in the High Chelmer closed there was a loss of a supermarket for them, but if this opens it provides a good service in the city centre.”
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