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New supermarket opens in Lincoln's High Street

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: June 21, 2012

  • Tolga Karaaslan outside the new Lion Food Centre in Lincoln's High Street, which he runs with his father.

  • Tolga Karaaslan inside the new Lion Food Centre which he runs with his father.

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A new supermarket has opened its doors in Lincoln High Street.

The Lion Food Centre is the third business to be established by local entrepreneur Sinan Karaaslan, who also owns a sandwich shop outside Lincoln College and a Polish supermarket opposite Monks Abbey Primary School. The new shop includes a mixture of international and English cuisine as well as a butchery counter and bakery. It has created 10 jobs.

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  • Adrian1208  |  June 21 2012, 11:54PM

    I wish him luck, but with so many Tesco stores popping up here there everywhere, he'll find it a difficult task to survive......

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  • TwistedMellon  |  June 21 2012, 4:44PM

    had a wee look today plenty food on the shelves but very poor selection of fresh fruit , so looks like morisons for me.

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  • bobfinlayson  |  June 21 2012, 1:11PM

    @rascall1 - and why does that matter? God forbid they employed someone from Wales....

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  • rascall1  |  June 21 2012, 10:33AM

    Just a thought, with this being of international food theme, which i do like and enjoy, being married to a Latvian Lady, do they employ English people?

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  • S_Morrissey  |  June 21 2012, 10:03AM

    Great to see a decent sized supermarket in the city centre, within walking distance of hundreds of homes. Wish we had something like this near us.

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  • iaingalaxy  |  June 21 2012, 9:08AM

    Sinan is actually Turkish and has been living and working in Lincoln for at least 15 years and before that in London that I no of. Best of luck to him the building has been empty for long enough.

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