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

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.

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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