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Ready, set, dough! Greggs given thumbs up for Craigavon drive-thru

Greggs at Marlbrough Retail Park

Fast food favourite Greggs has been given the green light to open up a new drive-thru restaurant at the Marlborough Retail Park at Craigavon.

The baked goods and coffee giant – famed for its sausage rolls – secured approval from Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council planners.

The new drive-thru will be located within the existing car park at the Marlborough Retail Park, on an area “adjacent and northeast” of the current Burger King outlet.

The drive-thru restaurant will also have an outdoor seating area.

Marlborough Retail Park has grown since it replaced the former B&Q store, which closed almost eight years ago. It now boasts over 80,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space, with tenants including Marks & Spencer, Home Bargains, O’Neills and Airtastic.

Plans were also approved last year to build two new units and a gym, to the left end of the row, with one understood to be for a big name food retailer.

Previously, plans had been approved for three stand-alone food units. Only two of those started and remain trading – Burger King and Starbucks. The third previously approved ‘pod’ never came into being.

Until now…

The planning statement submitted that the proposals “will complement the existing retail, leisure and drive-thru uses to strengthen the vitality and viability of Craigavon town centre”.

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