Iceland supermarket is the latest retailer to take up shop in Crawley’s Town Centre, bringing jobs and investment into the town.
Located on The Broadway in the unit previously occupied by Poundworld, the new store was officially opened on Tuesday by Councillor Peter Smith and Iceland Area Manager, Darren Austin, with residents and visitors soon making their way in, to pick up some supplies.
The addition of Iceland, follows a string of retailers moving into the town centre, including Peacocks who opened last November in Queens Square.
Cabinet member for Planning and Economic Development, Councillor Peter Smith, said:
“The new store looks great and is a welcome addition to our ever growing retail offer here in Crawley.
“Providing 26 jobs for local residents, with the added potential for more, is an extremely positive step towards the regeneration and economic growth of our town centre.”
The council – in partnership with West Sussex County Council and The Local Enterprise Partnership, is working towards revitalising the town centre under the multi-million pound Crawley Growth Programme. For more information, visit www.regeneratingcrawley.org.uk
Can you help save Maggy’s from closing?
Since opening its doors back in June ’18 Maggy’s has grown hugely in popularity, but after planning officers refused to allow them to stay they are unable to find anywhere else to move to and may have to close.
The affordable food store is in a quandary. It’s success has meant that the store should be able to grow and continue to support the local community.
But ever since Maggy’s opened its doors it has encountered problems with the planning officers who say that the store does not meet the category of business it needs to be in the location it is.
This has caused a real problem for the store and ever since this was discovered they have tried to find a solution with Crawley Council about what they are to do.
Now with only weeks left before the deadline when they have to move out they still have been unable to find a suitable venue that is affordable for them.
Now Maggies and owner Ziggy are desperate for help in finding somewhere they can move to but that is also easy for local people to reach.
If somewhere is not found within weeks then the unthinkable will have to happen and Maggy’s could be no more.