New Spar opens at Mayfield Parade

Date published: 22 October 2023

A new Spar convenience store has opened at the former McColl’s at Mayfield Parade on Albert Royds Street.

The new Spar is owned by the Uppal family, who own five other Spar shops in Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Rochdale, Councillor Mike and Margaret Holly, were on hand to cut the ribbon to officially open the store alongside the Uppals.

On the opening day, there were free product tastings and the first 50 customers through the doors received a bag full of free products.

The Spar has employed 15 local people, and the shop will also support Rochdale Football Club’s Dale v Hunger foodbank. An ATM will also be installed.

Paul Uppal said: “We are excited to bring our fantastic convenience retail offer to Rochdale with the opening of our sixth Spar store and we were thrilled with the reception we had at launch from the local community.

“I would like to thank the team at James Hall & Co. Ltd who service all of our Spar stores for supporting our launch. They really have blown it out of the park with our Rochdale opening.

“It really was overwhelming – exceeding our expectations – and we have a positive platform to build on.”

The Mayor said: “I was very pleased to be asked to attend the launch of the new Spar store in Rochdale and it was lovely to meet the Uppal family and learn more about Spar’s offer through its association with James Hall & Co. Ltd.

“The new store is visibly very impressive, and it has made excellent use of a vacant unit. What’s more, it has provided employment for local people which really is doubly brilliant news for the community.”

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