New Boots store one step closer to opening
Health and beauty retailer Boots is one step closer to opening in Quedgeley.
It comes after their new home, the former Blockbuster store at Olympus Park was demolished.
The demolition paves the way for construction to begin on the new store.
The store has been broadly welcomed by councillors.
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Quedgeley parish councillor Roger Langston, for the Fieldcourt ward, said: "On the whole it is a good thing that Boots want to come here.
"It is better than an empty site and it will provide new facilities and jobs for the people of Quedgeley."
Deb Llewellyn, city councillor for Quedgeley, said: "People will be very excited by this and it could really boost trade in Quedgeley and hopefully other big names will come here in the future."
The old Blockbuster store closed down in May 2012 and has recently been demolished.
A much larger Boots store will be built over the back of the car park, incorporating a mezzanine floor.
The firm confirmed they were interested in developing the site in October.
But not everyone agrees that Boots is the right choice for the vacant site.
Quedgeley resident Emma Roberts, who has lived in the area for 20 years, said: "I think that this is a case of Boots as a brand being seen as a good choice for the old Blockbusters site rather than anyone thinking if we need that type of shop in Quedgeley."
For the full story see Thursday's Citizen.