MP Graham Evans and salt art competition winner launched the store alongside the musical styling’s of the City of Chester Brass Band

On Monday the 28th November, the new 28,000 sq ft Asda store in Barons Quay Northwich, officially opened its doors to the public.
The MP for Weaver Vale, Graham Evans and salt art competition winner, 7 year old Lailah Assad were on hand to celebrate the opening by cutting the ribbon to the new £15m Barons Quay store, alongside Katie Coburn, General Store Manager, and the new store team. Lailah, from St. Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School, showed off her artistic flair to create the winning picture of St. Helen Witton Church out of paint and salt.

Graham Evans, MP for Weaver Vale, said: “I was thrilled to join budding young artist Lailah to officially open the doors to Asda Barons Quay on Monday. The investment put in to Barons Quay and Northwich by Asda has helped 130 Northwich residents secure jobs as part of the in-store team – this is great news for Northwich.”

The opening celebration was sound-tracked by the talented City of Chester Brass Band who played a selection of Christmas carols to get shoppers in the mood for the festive season.

The new store has a fantastic offering including a large fresh food and produce department, the famous George clothing and Home range, milkshake and coffee to go, bakery, rotisserie and popcorn machine. Shoppers who visited the store are also able to pick up everything needed for a very merry Christmas, from food and drink, to decorations and gifts, the season is in full swing in-store.

Customers who fancy a bite to eat can now pop into the Asda Cafe, where shoppers can re-fuel with quick and tasty meals.
Katie Coburn, General Store Manager, said: “We are so excited to be finally opening our doors to the public after months of hard work behind the scenes by our colleagues.

“The opening morning was a huge success and we’d like to say a huge thank you to both Graham and Lailah for helping us launch the store and the wonderful City of Chester Brass Band not to mention everyone from the community who got involved with the celebration.
Mrs Anne Weir, head teacher at St. Wilfrid’s, said: “We were very proud to hear that Lailah won the art competition and she was thrilled to be given such an important job of cutting the ribbon. It was a pleasure to bring Lailah and her friends to help open the store this morning; we’ve all had a great time.

“We’d like to say thanks to the Asda Barons Quay team for the Christmas party goodies for Lailah and her class to celebrate the festive season early.”

Asda Barons Quay Northwich also offers an in-store click and collect service for hassle free shopping, order online your selected pick up date and time, then you go to the collection point in the store to have your shopping ready to take away.

In addition to the store, a petrol filling station will also be launching meaning local motorists can fill up for less using the fully automated pumps.

For more information on Asda Northwich please visit http://storelocator.asda.com/store/barons-quay-northwich.

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