Tesco Express taking shape on site of pub

Herald Series: The building taking shape on the corner of Abingdon Road and Weirs Lane The building taking shape on the corner of Abingdon Road and Weirs Lane

STORE giant Tesco is pressing ahead fast on its new store in South Oxford.

The Tesco Express store will replace the former Fox and Hounds pub at the junction of Abingdon Road and Weirs Lane.

Demolition of the derelict pub, which was badly damaged in a blaze in 2009, started in July after Tesco was given planning permission by Oxford City Council to build the store.

Residents have long campaigned for a change after the burnt-out building became more derelict.

The company had originally bought the pub in 2008 and made several unsuccessful attempts to get planning permission before getting the go-ahead.

The firm originally hoped to open the new store by the end of last year, but work was delayed by last month’s floods.

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1:41pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

That looks quite tidy.

Imagine the locals are looking to a "free" Tesco Bank ATM opening at the site.
That looks quite tidy. Imagine the locals are looking to a "free" Tesco Bank ATM opening at the site. Andrew:Oxford
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2:26pm Fri 7 Feb 14

EMBOX2 says...

...followed swiftly by the closure of the Nisa store over the road, which will then probably be bought by Sainsburys....
...followed swiftly by the closure of the Nisa store over the road, which will then probably be bought by Sainsburys.... EMBOX2
  • Score: 6

5:23pm Fri 7 Feb 14

King Joke says...

Yes a free cash machine would be good, and even better if it were outside the shop. The one at Tesco's on St Aldates is inside, so no use to man nor beast after 2300-0700. Fail.
Yes a free cash machine would be good, and even better if it were outside the shop. The one at Tesco's on St Aldates is inside, so no use to man nor beast after 2300-0700. Fail. King Joke
  • Score: -3

12:25pm Sat 8 Feb 14

museli says...

Perhaps a small jetty and a couple of mooring points outside would be a useful feature.
Perhaps a small jetty and a couple of mooring points outside would be a useful feature. museli
  • Score: 10

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