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


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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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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