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Shepherd's Bush Lidl: Mixed reaction from readers to new discount store coming to shopping centre

The discount supermarket is opening on the Morrisons site in the W12 Shopping Centre

Readers have had mixed reactions to the the imminent arrival of Lidl in Shepherd's Bush.

The German budget supermarket will open in the new year at the same site occupied by Morrisons in the W12 Shopping Centre.

Shopper Timothy Warner, who spoke of his upset when Morrisons moved out of town towards the end of last year, said it was good news for the area.

He told getwestlondon : “People will love it as Morrisons is still being missed and people are still upset it’s closed .

“When I’m shopping with my Morrisons bag for life I have people come up to me asking where it is.

“But people love a bargain and they’ll be happy to see Lidl.”

The new store is set to open in early 2018 bringing with it up to 40 new jobs.

It will have 1,245 sq m sales area once a refit is complete.

A new Lidl store is to open in Shepherd's Bush(Image: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

The arrival of Lidl was also welcomed by Hammersmith MP Andy Slaughter .

He said: “It’s great news.

"Morrisons decision to pull out was very disappointing.

“There is a need for a supermarket in the W12 Centre in its own right and as an anchor store.

“So I am delighted that Lidl and the centre owners have worked to achieve the opening.

“It was very clear from my inbox that there is a real demand from residents and I wish the store well.”

West 12 Shopping Centre will be home to the new store

On the getwestlondon Facebook page , some readers expressed envy.

Ana Maria wrote: "One in fulham please !!!"

Another reader, Sarah Pegram Bedford said: "With everyone moaning about the cost of living in London they would be queuing round the block for this"

Jane Conway was not impressed, leaving a comment which said: "Voted against Northolt store opening, awful store, plus traffic will be even worse than it is already."

However, it was mainly glee in the responses getwestlondon received, as seen with Nalini Cinty Borelly's post: "Yes it's time..wow."

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