PLAN For Huge Former Tesco Store To Become Oriental Supermarket And Food Court

22 May, 2024 | Retail

A MASSIVE empty East End retail unit is set to be turned into Glasgow’s biggest Asian supermarket.

Longdan (Home of Asia) have applied to occupy the 10,000 sqm former Tesco premises at Forge Retail Park, Parkhead, creating up to 300 full and part-time jobs.

Around half of the building would be used for convenience retail floorspace, selling speciality ingredients for Asian cuisine plus organic and plant-based products. It would be open seven days a week, 8am to 10pm.

In addition there would be a 200-seat food court with 20 dedicated food offers and two restaurants. It would also have an event space for parties and celebrations.

The food court would be open 10am to 10pm, seven days a week.

If approved by city planners, part of the building would also be used for wholesale and distribution.

Longdan is the largest Asian retailer in the UK with 14 stores, stocking more than 10,000 speciality products from Vietnam, Japan, Malaysia, Korea and other Far Eastern countries.

A statement submitted to planners explains: “The purpose of this project is to build a one-stop destination for Asian goods and services in Glasgow.

“Whether it be groceries, dining or entertainment, the premises will provide a place for the Scottish public to experience a harmonious fusion of Asian culture and Scottish products.

“The restaurants and stores are dedicated to preserving Asian traditional values while elevating their elegance.”

Tesco vacated the premises at the end of April 2022.

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