Cambridge 2000: Coldham's Lane: Sainsbury's food store

Description: Coldham's Lane: Sainsbury's food store
Date built: 2000
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Date photograph taken: 30 Dec 2000 (Alternative map: Google map)

This is the oldest large supermarket in the city. It opened in December 1974 and it was built to cater for families with cars, a new concept for England at the time. Some people opposed this development but many people welcomed it, and on opening day there were long queues. It became the first Sainsbury's store to take one million pounds in a single week.

The store received a facelift in 2000, with the almost mandatory glass panels dressing up what is otherwise a drab building.

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