Kirkby opens its first supermarket in over forty years

A new Morrisons store in Kirkby opened its doors today as residents flock to the town’s first supermarket in over forty years

<p>The new Morrisons store in Kirkby, Liverpool. Photo: @morrisons/twitter</p>

The new Morrisons store in Kirkby, Liverpool. Photo: @morrisons/twitter

Kirkby has been a town without a supermarket to serve its forty thousand residents for over forty years - however, that has changed from today.

Morrisons’ brand new outlet opened its doors on Thursday and is situated on Irlam Drive, as the town centre continues its transformation.

The opening is expected to create 275 full and part-time jobs and will offer a variety of services.

The supermarket will have its very own bakery, butchers and fishmonger counters, as well as providing freshly made meals through its in-store kitchen.

Customers will even have the chance to fill up their vehicles with either petrol or diesel using the new fuel station.

It joins a new ambitious retail complex that is at the heart of Knowsley Council’s regeneration of Kirkby, following their purchase of the town centre for £43.8 million in 2019.

The complex not only includes the new Morrisons store, but also a Taco Bell and KFC that opened a few months ago, with Home Bargains expected to join a new retail development next door soon.

It’s opening and closing times are as follows:

Monday - 7am to 10pm

Tuesday - 7am to 10pm

Wednesday - 7am to 10pm

Thursday - 7am to 10pm

Friday - 7am to 10pm

Saturday - 7am to 10pm

Sunday - 7am to 5pm

You will find it at Irlam Drive, Kirkby L32 8US