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Pros and cons of a Castletown Tesco store

There has been a mixed reaction from the people of Castletown to the news there is going to be a new supermarket there.

A Tesco Express store is due to open in Callow's Yard early next year.

Site owner Roy Tilleard says it will create 20 jobs, adding that 'competition is no bad thing'.

But traders are concerned about the impact the new outlet could have on existing businesses.

These shop owners told Manx Radio why they were worried about the store's expansion down south (first part of audio file):

These shoppers were weighing up the pros and cons (second part of audio file):

(Picture: View of Castletown Square, including the Manx Co-op store, from Castle Rushen). 

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