The new Waitrose in Nevill Road, Hove, finally opened on Thursday (10 April) after months of expectation.
Now it’s here, what do shoppers think? Is it a marriage made in heaven – or a sore disappointment?
Here’s a selection of tweets telling the story:
If you are looking for anyone this afternoon, they are probably in the new Waitrose in Hove, along with the rest of the world… #busyorwhat
— brightbunch (@brightbuncher) April 11, 2014
Visited @waitrose Hove, not enough disabled spaces & long time in queue. Complained when next checkout opened & others not us were directed!
— Penny Gilbey (@PortsladePen) April 14, 2014
Just been to visit the new @Waitrose in Hove – lovely to have it pretty much on our doorstep! 😀
— Powered by Tea (@zeetha) April 10, 2014
Just been to the new #Waitrose in Hove, as supermarkets go it’s lovely. Felt like one of the Stepford Wives floating about.
— Mr Burns (@supernoodle76) April 11, 2014
— Liz Peterkin (@LizPeterkin) April 10, 2014
it’s not too bad, Hove gets a new Waitrose and Kemp Town gets a new “Subway” what more could you ask for, almost a tale of two cities !! …
— Chris Cooke (@kemptowncookie) April 10, 2014
And in an email, Valerie Paynter, of Save Hove, said: “The new branch is a comfortable and logically laid out place to shop. Once you are inside.
“The access and egress issues are a plain horror.
“I went by taxi late lunchtime and it was fine. No issue.
“But when I emerged three hours later, oh my. Gridlock in or out and a queue of traffic northwards waiting to drive in.”