|Solomon's move to Lucaya is great news and will boost the economy of Grand Bahama|
|Thursday, 08 March 2012 07:24|
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- K. Peter Turnquest, former President of the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce and current FNM candidate for East Grand Bahama, expressed optimism and excitement about the recent investment announced by Abaco Market Limited (AML) Foods to bring Solomon’s supermarket to Lucaya.
Solomon’s will replace City Markets, which recently went out of business. The launch of Solomon’s would make it possible to re-employ many Grand Bahamians. It will also bring back a valued convenience store for locals, second home-owners and tourists.
"The loss of City Markets has been a tremendous inconvenience for the residents in the eastern area who had to travel downtown to do their shopping,” said Mr. Turnquest. “Solomon’s is going to bring the services closer to residents once again, which will make it handy for them to shop closer to home and access the provisions they need."
Regarding the role of AML he added: “We believe that Solomon's will be the anchor tenant to drive business back to this area," said Turnquest. "As they come on stream, we expect that there will be add-on business that will take advantage of this investment and continue the development of this area”, added the FNM candidate.
He also said that, once elected, he will continue to use his business experience and skills to encourage both local and foreign investments to come to Grand Bahama, boosting the island's employment and business climate.
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