Greggs finally hits the streets of Plymouth, literally

By Neil_Shaw | Posted: July 06, 2017

Greggs finally hits the streets of Plymouth, literally

Greggs finally hits the streets of Plymouth, literally

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After years of waiting the first Greggs products have arrived in Plymouth - and a batch was dropped all over the floor .The city's first Greggs opens this week, with a second set to open at the weekend.

This batch of goodies was supposed to stock the store that opens on Saturday. But it ended up splattered across the car park at its rear, as shown in this picture sent in by a plymouthherald reader who wishes to remain anonymous.

Plymouth's other new Greggs outlet, which will be serving customers at a rebuilt petrol station in Forder Valley, is set open tomorrow.

The first customers are expected at the revamped and rebranded petrol station on Forder Valley Road following a major project to build the bakery and a shop at the site.

The BP Garage on Forder Valley Road was demolished earlier this year and is being rebuilt with new pumps, facilities and a new shop.

"It is a franchise store," a source working on the site told The Herald, "but it does show Greggs and its partners commitment to the South West."

Meanwhile, the city's first full branch of Greggs opens on New George Street this Saturday, July 8.

David Hathaway, group company secretary for MRH Retail, which owns the Forder Valley garage, told The Herald in March the company wanted to "refresh" the premises.

There will also being a Hursts at the service station on Forder Valley Road, called MRH Landmark, plus a Spar and a Costa Coffee machine.

The source said: "As part of the completed rebuild of the site, the new Spar shop will comprise a Greggs store which will be food-on-the-go for the busy commuter, as opposed to the sit-down venture opening in the city centre.

"This store will be opening very early [on the] morning on Friday July, 7 to serve hot breakfast to early commuters, and provide a wide range of freshly prepared sandwiches, baguettes and salads, as well as freshly baked savouries and tasty confectionery for commuters on-the-go.

"Essentially we will be the first Greggs in Plymouth."

The new Greggs on New George Street will open on Saturday, July 8, and will also have seating available for customers.

Greggs store manager, Matthew Rich, said: "I'm very proud to be managing this new shop and the shop team are looking forward to hearing what the local community think."


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  • Hocus_Pocus | July 06 2017, 10:40AM

    Yet another artical obsessive about Greggs, you must be getting a large advertising fee, its not news is it!