Cleethorpes Tesco Extra reopens ‘non-essential’ top floor just days after it closed for lockdown

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Cleethorpes Tesco Extra reopened its top floor just days after it closed for the second lockdown.The mezzanine level such as clothing and electrical appliances which are considered non-essential items.

The level was closed to customers on Monday November 9th but reopened today, Saturday November 14th.

The supermarket is offering a 25% discount on some clothes until November 23.

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Tesco parking lot in Cleethorpes popular with shoppers looking for bargains

The store, which opened at 6am, had a constant flow of customers and the parking lot was busy.

Hundreds of people had lined up on the first morning after the second lockdown was announced, creating a panic to buy goods.

One buyer said: “They’re going to have to sell all of these clothes somehow, so it makes sense to open it.

“It’s great that there is a reduction. I have a few gift ideas for Christmas, so now is the perfect time. ”

Another said: “All the staff seem happier when there are a lot of people. When you visit during the week it’s much quieter. But everyone is supposed to stay home and buy only essentials. I don’t know how it works. ”

A regional manager gave the green light for the reopening of the mezzanine.

All Tesco stores across the country where non-essential items, such as electrical appliances and clothing are sold on a separate floor from essentials, were closed on Monday.

At the time, a statement from the company said: “In accordance with new English government guidelines requiring the closure of separate floors selling non-food items, we have closed the clothing and general merchandise departments of our stores which sell these products from a separate mezzanine level. “

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