Taza Supermarket, p Bond Media Agency

The 16,000 sq ft store is Taza Supermarket's first in the North West. Credit: via Bond Media Agency

Grocery store grabs 16,000 sq ft in Liverpool city centre

Taking over the former B&M superstore on London Road, the Taza Supermarket will open its doors later this month.

Specialising in Turkish, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Eastern European food, Taza Supermarket acquired the 16,000 sq ft London Road store from B&M for £1.5m in a direct deal.

The building has been vacant since B&M closed in January 2020.

Located at 145-163 London Road, the store will be Taza’s first in the North West. The supermarket was founded in Birmingham.

Ahmed Rasool, director of Taza Supermarket, said: “London Road is the perfect place for us to open our Taza Supermarket.

“Rich in retail history, it is now a zone that encourages and supports independent businesses just like ours”, he continued.

“Close to both universities, the city’s renowned cultural quarter, and landmarks like the Empire Theatre, it is a place where customers can seek out purchases, which offer them a much wider variety than in traditional retailers.”

Zardashi Kadir, fellow director of Taza Supermarket, added: “Retail of any kind is a very challenging sector of the economy right now, and so you have to bring something a little bit different to attract the attention of consumers, who are already well-provided for in terms of well-known, nationally branded outlets.

“Taza Supermarket has its own unique profile, which is all about attracting customers who want to add to their retail experience.”

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This is positive news for London Road and this store will greatly benefit the rapidly growing ethnic demand in the locality, meanwhile it will also benefit any of the local population.
London Road is showing much improvement but there is still more to do, especially at the lower end where a lot of regeneration is needed, and the properies that can justifiably described as slums need to be cleared or properly refurbished to provide new flats and ground foor businesses.

By Anonymous

I’m so happy that a new, unique supermarket is opening up in Liverpool. There are too many B&M stores. I know people love them but come on. This is a brilliant addition to the area.

By Anonymous

Great to see the former Co-Op building retained and reused. And great, too, to see a new inward investment into the City. The only problem here could be the lack of customer parking

By Prescotian

An interesting addition to the Fabric District and great news the area is reinventing itself with new and different retail!

By Bob Dawson

Right next to the best indie game store and some incredible asian supermarkets

By Craig

The character of this end of Liverpool is definitely changing but I for one love it. From the days in the 70s when Id be taken for sausage & chips in TJs and put a pound in my post office account and maybe a walk around Amusements or the market to the Middle Eastern businesses that are breathing new life into the area, Im glad to see the area being used by communities who are investing their lives there. If the new communities are open to and welcomed by the older population as well as the student culture then I have faith that the whole area has a vibrant future.

By OldSchool

@OldSchool is quite right: this always was a melting pot, having for several generations been home to a large, mixed Jewish, Irish and Italian community. They’ve grown and prospered, in the best British tradition, and now it’s another community’s turn to make its mark. Good luck to them.

By Sceptical

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