St Katharine Docks (753): Opening

The last, and arguably the most challenging of the Toronto 2 conversions, St Katharine Docks had been transformed from a Morrison-owned former Safeway store into the latest Waitrose branch, opening 1st December 2005.

The team handling the conversion of St Katharine Docks faced a number of difficulties, including not being able to carry out work in the evenings or weekends because the branch is in the heart of a heavily-populated residential area.

The layout of the branch is different from normal with a large section at the front of the store devoted to sandwiches, snacking and Waitrose’s extensive selection of ready meals.

There is also a coffee shop at the front of the branch where customers can eat sandwiches or hot food. It was reported in The Partnership’s in-house magazine, The Gazette, that on opening morning customers were busy tucking into everything from bacon rolls to dishes of fruit salad.

Facilities currently available at St Katharine Docks include fresh fish, cheese, delicatessen, sushi, rotisserie, patisserie, meat, bakery and hot food counters.

Address: Thomas More Street, St Katharine Docks, London, Greater London, E1W 1YY

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