Belfast Telegraph

New store to bring over 40 jobs to Crossgar

By Clare Weir

Around 40 jobs are to be created in a £1.7m investment with the construction of a new supermarket in County Down.

The SuperValu store on the Belfast Road in Crossgar will comprise a 6,000sq ft store and filling station.

The store will be operated by Gabriel Bell and will be adjacent to his brother's well-known successful business Bell's Motors.

The Bell family has been trading on the site in Crossgar since 1935 when Gabriel's grandfather ran a cattle and poultry exporting business.

The new store is due to open in September and will offer a range of services to include a butchery, deli, hot food bar and parking for over 70 vehicles.

Situated on the main arterial road linking Downpatrick to Belfast, SuperValu Crossgar will service several housing developments, schools and a large rural hinterland.

"My family has been trading on the Crossgar site since my father first started his cattle and poultry business in the 1930s up until today with my brother Charlie's motor business," said Mr Bell.

"I'm very excited to team up with Musgrave Retail Partners on this new venture and with their support and investment open a SuperValu store in September on the family site, where it all began almost 80 years ago.

"I'm committed to bringing quality service, produce, value for money and employment to the community who have been so loyal through the years."

Musgrave Retail Partners supports over 250 independent SuperValu, Centra and Mace retail stores in Northern Ireland.

Belfast Telegraph