ASDA still coming to Barry despite long delays
12:01pm Wednesday 1st January 2014 in News
RUMOURS that ASDA is no longer coming to Barry have been put to bed by developers who say that the store is still set to open.
The Barry Waterfront development has been plagued by difficulties which have delayed the building of the new ASDA by more than a year.
Now, following calls to the Barry and District news from concerned parties, ASDA and the Barry Waterfront Development have denied circulating whispers that the plans have been abandoned.
In February last year (2013) "technical difficulties" caused delays of up to 12 months to the development, the opening of which was then put back to autumn 2013.
With this deadline having come and gone, details as to when the new store will be opening are still unclear at this time, but the developers have clarified that the major retailer will still be coming to Barry.
Barry Waterfront Consortium spokesman Richard Keogh said that ASDA have not pulled and a spokesman for ASDA said: "We are continuing to work with our partners to bring forward a new store in Barry."
It is hoped that ASDA will bring up to 300 new jobs to the area when it opens.