Sainsbury’s abandons plans to open in former Belsize Park toy store

Campaigners lobbied against the Sainsbury's plans

Campaigners lobbied against the Sainsbury's plans - Credit: Nigel Sutton

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has pulled out of plans to open a new store in Belsize Park.

The chain has decided not to proceed with a proposed store in the burned down Good For You toy shop in Haverstock Hill.

The plans sparked a large reaction, with more than 470 people signing a petition calling for Sainsbury’s to back off.

A Sainsbury’s spokesman told the Ham&High: “We are interested in opening a new shop on Haverstock Hill.

“However we have been unable to agree a commercial deal with the developer and have decided not to progress our plans at Belsize Park Station.

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“We will continue to look for new opportunities in the area, so we can bring our convenience offer to a growing number of customers.”

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