Spearwood: Coles to close Phoenix Park store

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GROCERY competition in the Spearwood area will take a hit after Coles announced it will close its Phoenix Shopping Centre store next month.

A Coles spokesperson said the store will close its doors on October 12 at 6pm.

“Coles regularly reviews its portfolio of supermarkets to ensure we have the right stores in the right locations for our customers,” she said.

“We thank customers for their loyalty to the Spearwood store and want to assure the local community that we are committed to offering great quality, service and value at our nearby supermarkets at Beeliar, South Lakes and Kardinya.

“All 57 team members from the Spearwood store are able to keep their job at Coles and will be given the option to transfer to a nearby Coles store.”

Shoppers took to social media to voice their disappointment at the news.

“So sad. My favourite shop. Some of the staff watched my children grow up and now I take my grandies there,” one wrote.

“Sad that it’s closing…not too big, not to small, not overly crowded and wonderful staff-a good shopping experience and so local to us, I’ve been shopping there since I was a kid with my parents,” said another.