Lidl To Open its First Houghton Regis Store on Thursday

Lidl will open a new supermarket in Houghton Regis on the Linmere Development on Thursday.

40 new jobs are being created for the area. Construction company, Mitnija, worked with Lidl to build the store, which will include an on-site bakery, customer toilets and parking for both cars and bicycles.

The store at Elmers Gate in the northeast of Houghton Regis, off Sundon Road, opens on Thursday, 4 November.
Opening times are set to 8am - 10pm, Monday to Saturday, and 10am – 4pm on Sunday. 

The store is the first of two stores that Lidl is opening in the town; the second one will be opened later on Houghton Road, near Northfields Academy. The retailer is also building a one million sq ft regional distribution centre on 58 acres, nearby, the largest in the UK, due for completion in 2023, which will create 1,000 new jobs. 

Linmere development director Nigel Reid said, "Lidl will be an important asset for the whole community. Lidl supermarkets have become hugely popular in Great Britain in recent years, and the store will be an essential part of the wider amenities available to residents. We're sure our new Linmere residents will love shopping here."

Lidl GB's regional head of property, Jason Buckley, added: "We've seen incredible demand for Lidl stores across the country and look forward to offering our quality products and incredible value to shoppers in and around the Linmere area. We are firmly committed to helping boost the local economy by creating new jobs.

“It is fantastic that we are able to open our doors and welcome local residents into our highly anticipated store in Houghton Regis. We would like to thank everyone who has played a part in delivering this store and we look forward to serving our multi-award-winning products to the local community.”

Lidl has an ongoing £1.3bn expansion and regeneration plan across Great Britain for 2021 and 2022. 

The new store will be close to The Farmstead, Linmere's community base, which will be home to a hall for village activities, a café with in-store bakery, dog groomer, bike shop and adventure playground.

Two weeks ago, a former M&S department store at The Mall Shopping Centre, Luton was reconfigured to present an all-new Lidl food store.

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