The Tesco on Cowley Road will finally be reopening this week after being shut for over a year. 

The store closed in March 2021 as part of highly-controversial plans to build 137 student flats above it, with hopes to reopen in October that year.

Now, nearly seven months later than anticipated, it will open its doors on Monday, May 30.

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Plans to redevelop the supermarket were approved by Oxford City Council in 2019 despite objections from locals.

Residents were appalled when it was confirmed that staff from the Tesco Metro were being redeployed to other branches, leaving the busy East Oxford street with one less essential shop.

The new store has seen a 'significant refresh' according to Colin Hamilton, store director for Oxford Cowley Road, who was excited to offer "a much-improved shopping experience for customers."

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This story was written by Shosha Adie

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