Store opens doors in former pub

A NEW store located in a former town pub has opened its doors for the very first time.

An opening event was held at SPAR, in Powlett Road, in Hartlepool, yesterday.

Children enjoyed face painting and received goody bags at the event yesterday, which saw the store officially opened by the company’s mascot.

The store is owned by G&E Murgatroyd, which owns 85 SPAR stores across the north of England, and is based at the former Powlett pub.