‘ETHNIC Supermarket’ Plan For Vacant City Centre Premises

13 January, 2024 | Retail

AN Afro/Caribbean supermarket is being proposed for a Glasgow city centre building last used by a long-established seafood wholesaler.

A change-of-use application for 200 Howard Street, near the St Enoch Centre, has been submitted to city planners

The premises were previously occupied by Bernard Corrigan fishmongers, who relocated.

A support document submitted with the application states: “The proposed development will see the retention of the existing building re-cycled into an ethnic supermarket ,with alterations to the frontage to Howard Street to create a more welcoming entrance to the new store.

“When occupied by Corrigans, while essentially a wholesale operation, there was a substantial element of sales direct to the public, so the concept of a retail outlet is not entirely new.

“The proposal will introduce a new food outlet into the city based on the cuisine and produce of Afro/Caribbean origin.

“The applicant already has a thriving business in Manchester but apparently a large part of the business derives income from customers in Scotland, hence the desire to open an outlet in Glasgow.”

Opening hours would be 7am to 8pm, seven days a week.

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