THE opening of the new Sainsbury’s Local has been delayed by a week.

The new supermarket branch is being built on the ground floor of the Royal Oxford Hotel, close to Said Business School and the railway station.

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Last month contractors started work to fit out the new Frideswide Square store and signs went up saying it would open on Thursday.

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But new signs say it will instead open on Thursday, November 21.

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The supermarket chain has been given planning permission to construct the mini-supermarket on the ground floor of the hotel.

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Property consultants VSL said earlier that the supermarket giant, which also runs stores in Magdalen Street, St Aldate’s and the Westgate Centre, has bought a 15-year lease.

The space was being marketed for restaurants before Britain’s third largest supermarket chain snapped it up.

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Plans included a bright orange cash point, matching the overall theme of the shop.