Asda to open on Focus site

Wharfedale Observer: Asda is expected to open a non-food store at the West Side retail park in Guiseley Asda is expected to open a non-food store at the West Side retail park in Guiseley

Up to 140 jobs could be created when a supermarket giant opens a new non-food store in an Aireborough retail park, it has been revealed.

American-owned Asda is expected to move onto the site of the old Focus Do It All store in the West Side retail park in Guiseley, according to a letter on behalf of the firm which owns the park.

The letter says about 140 jobs could be created when the store opens.

Last night, a councillor said he was delighted by the news and, added to the transformation of the Harry Ramsden’s restaurant in White Cross into a Wetherby Whaler outlet, it was a huge boost to the area.

Coun Graham Latty, who represents the Guiseley and Rawdon ward on Leeds City Council, said: “I’m delighted. If it turns out to be the case there are 140 new jobs, we would really welcome that.

“You couldn’t say Guiseley and Rawdon has high unemployment and we’re more than happy for that to continue.

“We’ve got 40 jobs at the Wetherby Whaler a new Aldi supermarket planned on the car park opposite and then these jobs. The signs are that things are really improving.”

Details about the Asda plans were revealed in a planning application for permission to sell food from a concession unit, believed to be a Cafe Ritazza, from within the proposed new Asda store.

The food outlet would take up 165 square metres of the store as a second unit, but would not operate out of the store’s trading hours.

See more in the Wharfedale Observer.

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:25pm Thu 5 Apr 12

tracy mh says...

will it be easy to apply for job at this store as their web page is SOO hard to get thru and you cannot actualy fill out a application form online!!!
but would like to know so other half can get a job there
will it be easy to apply for job at this store as their web page is SOO hard to get thru and you cannot actualy fill out a application form online!!! but would like to know so other half can get a job there tracy mh

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree