Work has completed on an extensive refurbishment project at a popular convenience store in Newtownabbey.

SPAR Manse Road, which serves the Mossley area of the town, has been fully refitted under the watchful eye of popular store manager, Chris Currie. The store marked the official reopening with a community fun day attended by local primary school children.

SPAR Manse Road now offers an extensive line of hot and cold foods offerings at the store’s new daily deli counter, complemented by an additional Barista Bar Coffee kiosk. With wider aisles, new flooring and lighting, a much larger range of fresh food and dairy products are now available along with the popular Butchery and McAtamney’s meat ranges.

On Friday March 22, the store was a hub of activity as Primary 4 pupils from both St. MacNissi’s Primary School and Mossley Primary School came to check out the new facilities. They were given the chance to sample some of the new ranges, took part in a colouring competition and treated to a tour of the new shop by store manager Chris Currie, who enjoyed taking the opportunity to inspire the next generation of retailers.

“Our staff really enjoyed hosting children from our local primary schools and it was great to see them so excited and learning more about where our food comes from. We are glad to hear they have given the new store their seal of approval and look forward to continuing to serve people right across the local community and engaging with causes that matter to them.”

Ian Mullan, Area Manager at Henderson Retail, which owns the Manse Road store, said it was an exciting time for all the team.

“We are extremely proud of our new convenience store and want to make SPAR Manse Road the go-to store for this community’s daily needs. I hope the people of Mossley recognise how much work and effort has gone into revamping the store and I’m looking forward to welcoming lots of new customers through our doors over the next few weeks and months.”