SHOPPERS WILL still be able to buy essential items despite the closure of Delph Co-operative store for more than two weeks.
The doors shut on the King Street premises on Sunday, November 13 to allow contractors to undertake fire separation works.
However, a ‘pop-up’ shop, selling around 100 top lines, will open on Monday, November 14 for the duration of the upgrade work and will be sited at St Thomas’s Church on Gartside Street.
Customers are urged to check the opening hours as they will differ from those of the main shop.
A spokesperson for the Co-op told the Saddleworth Independent: “We expect to re-open the store on Wednesday, November 30.
“We apologise to the community for any inconvenience while the store closes temporarily to allow works to commence.
“The fire separation works are designed to exceed the governing building regulations; a programme we implemented after the store had benefitted from a makeover in 2014.”
The Co-op stress the works are above and beyond which are required by law.