Llanelli is set to gain another supermarket and cafe drive-thru. Planning applications submitted to Carmarthenshire Council say a Lidl supermarket and a Tim Hortons drive-thru are coming to Parc Trostre.
Tim Hortons is a Canadian multinational chain of fast food restaurants serving coffee, donuts and other fast food items, while budget supermarket Lidl has outlets across Wales and announced at this time the last year he was planning another store in Llanelli.
And the stores are not the first to announce their arrival in the retail park as it has been confirmed in recent weeks that Matalan is set to move into the former Debenhams in Parc Trostre and a new independent store, 925 Treats, will move there. will return at Easter. , 2022. This is rather good news for Parc Trostre, which has seen the departure of major brands such as Outfit, H&M, Debenhams and Next during the pandemic. For the latest stories on Llanelli, Click here.
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Six well-known brands in the mall have had to close in recent years at Parc Trostre, leaving empty units behind. But the new businesses won’t be alone – in the Trostre area alone there are currently four cafe chains and two drive-throughs, and there’s also a Lidl just 2.5km from where the new proposed store will go.
It is said that the new Lidl store will create around 40 new jobs and will include an in-store bakery, customer toilets, changing tables and 130 parking spaces.
Speaking to WalesOnline in March 2021 about the new store, Lidl GB regional property manager Paul Hebblethwaite said: ‘We are delighted to confirm plans to open our second store for Llanelli and to serve even more of the local community our fresh, quality and great value products.
“We are resolutely committed to pursuing the development of the territory through investment and job creation. The team is very eager to confirm a date for our public consultation when we present our plans and get feedback from those who will directly benefit from the new store. »