More than 150 people apply for 15-20 jobs at new Co-op store being built in Keynsham

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By BeckyFeather | Monday, February 25, 2013, 14:05

The Co-op says it has has had an "overwhelming" number of applications from Keynsham people who want to work at a new store being built at the old Wingrove pub.

The pub, on the corner of Queens Road and Tenby Road in Keynsham, is being redeveloped as a community food store which will create up to 20 new jobs.

The pub was put up for sale almost two years ago with an asking price of £225,000 for the freehold.

Southern Co-operative said today that its plans to open the new store in mid-May although an exact date is yet to be confirmed.

A spokeswoman said that around 15 to 20 new full- and part-time jobs will be created for local people and at a recruitment open day held at the Fear Institute last Thursday there had been more than 150 applications.

Southern Co-operative runs around 170 community stores including the large store in Broadmead Lane in Keynsham.

Are you pleased to see a new supermarket opening in this part of Keynsham or would you rather have seen the building kept as a pub?

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