Just two years after it was closed to be fitted out under its new guise, the Wanstead Co-op is to shut again for a refit.
A planning application displayed at the shop refers to new air conditioning units, but the two-week closure implies some major work being done on the inside.
This will be welcomed by customers, especially if it results in shorter waits at the checkouts. Some self-service checkouts seem inevitable. And all in good time for the Olympics.