Shoppers at a popular German supermarket flooded into the new store in Chichester yesterday.
The new Lidl on land at Barnfield Drive, Chichester, officially opened on Thursday, after weeks of delays.
The new store will replace Lidl’s existing, smaller store in Portfield Way.
Lidl GB’s regional head of property, James Mitchell, commented: “We would like to thank all those who have played a part in bringing this new Lidl store to Chichester.
“It is great for us to be able to create more jobs and investment opportunities in the area, and we can’t wait to start serving our multi-award winning products to the local community once more.”
The new superstore can be accessed via a new roundabout, which has been built at the junction with Church Road.
The roundabout also provides access for future phases of development on the remainder of the Barnfield site, as well as unlocking further residential development off Church Road.
Chichester’s new Lidl store has created up to 20 new jobs for the local community and features facilities such as an in-store bakery, customer toilets, baby changing and parking for both cars and bicycles.
The new supermarket was officially due to open on Thursday, February 27, but delayed by work on completing highway safety works outside the store.