A new Tesco Express store set to open in Adlington has received more than 500 job applications for just 12 new jobs.
Store manager, Wendy Simm and her team recruited staff from the area to work in the new store, on Chorley Road, Adlington.
The site is that of the former Ridgeway Arms pub.
The store is set to open this month however Tesco are unable to confirm an exact opening date.
Mrs Simm, said: “I was thrilled by the response we received to our recruitment drive.
“There were so many great applicants which made the decision very tough when it came to selecting the successful 12.
“My new team and I are looking forward to offering shoppers a clean bright and spacious new store with fast and friendly service. We want to make this very much a local store for local people.”
Store opening hours will be seven days a week from 6am until 11pm.
The new store will also have a free to use cash machine, self-service tills, a Click & Collect service,a mobile phone top-up service,and an in-store bakery.
Customers will also be able to purchase beers, wines and spirits as well as a lottery ticket.
Parking is also being provided for customers.
The former Ridgeway Arms has been the centre of controversy with Adlington residents.
Orginal plans were submitted back in 2011 to make alterations to the building.
The plans were submitted by agents Tom Jones Properties who then put in more plans for demolition of the side building by a further 14 metres squared.
After the plans had been approved the site lay dormant for a year which led to a number of residents complaining over the “eyesore” site.