Brid, who resigned from her Membership Council over sell-offs, wrote recently about an attempt to sell the very best retail site on Lisburn Road, where some of Ulster’s most affluent people shop.
It had been neglected for several years, trading with the old livery and some of the poorest display equipment around. She felt this was a bad advertisement for Coop, but it was said to be ‘too expensive to upgrade’
It has now been sold to Marks and Spencer who currently have a small food store across the road with a poky car park frequently jammed. Now they will have a great store with suitable car parking on probably the most stylish retailing road in Northern Ireland with an affluent customer base living around.
She ended: “What an own goal for the Coop!”