A NEW supermarket has opened its doors bringing nearly 50 new jobs to Wearside.
Morrisons officially opened yesterday, in Castletown, after snapping up the site previously owned by Netto.
The 12,370 sqft store employs 46 staff.
Crowds of shoppers gathered to watch Paul Harrison, the store’s manager and Jenni and Helen Ford and Norma Armstrong, from Morrisons’s charity of the year Save the Children, officially open the store.
Paul said: “I was overwhelmed by the number of customers that gathered for the opening of the store and the amount of support and positive comments we have been given.”
He added: “I’d also like to thank the team for all the hard work they have put in.
“It’s incredible to think that we were only handed the store a few weeks ago, so to turn it around so quickly is a testament to the massive effort across the business.”
Douglas Rouse, Save the Children’s corporate partnerships director, added: “Everyone at Save the Children is thrilled to be working with Morrisons in Castletown.
“That’s why we were delighted to come along today and officially open this new store. Money raised locally through this fantastic partnership will help us give children the chances in life they deserve.”
Morrisons latest venture opened just three weeks after the supermarket giant took over the property.
It is open daily, from 8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.