On Friday 30th October York Road Garage, Escrick held an Open Day to celebrate the re-opening of its new BP forecourt, SPAR Convenience Store and Subway.
The official cutting of the ribbon was performed by Charles Forbes Adam, the owner of Escrick Park Estate and the High Sheriff of North Yorkshire, who announced that the newly refurbished garage was officially open for business!
The day was a huge success. Customers were treated to free Costa coffees and free car washes. Minster FM and the Minster Monster were on hand to promote the free fuel giveaway and over £500 of free fuel was given away to lucky winners on the day. The reduction of the price of fuel by 3p a litre for the day also proved very popular.
Joseph Richardson, Managing Director of Jos Richardson & Son Ltd, who own York Road Garage, said “ we wanted to put on an event to showcase the new site and all of the fantastic facilities we can now offer, like our brand new state of the art car wash, the Costa coffee machines and the new Subway. We are delighted that so many of our regulars have returned to the store and that we are seeing new faces every day. We also want to thank our loyal customers for their patience during the redevelopment and for coming back to us”
The party atmosphere was enhanced by jazz band, Mad Dog and the Sophisticats, the Magician in Black and one of the Subway team, David, who is a juggler in his spare time.
The brand new Subway store offered customers a free 6 inch sub with every drink bought between 7am and 3pm and in the time they made over 400 sandwiches. Jane Richardson, Director responsible for the Subway said “we were nonstop on Friday, with queues to the door for most of the day but the team did a great job of serving customers quickly and everyone had a lot of fun, we hope that customers will have had a good experience and come again”
Notes to editors:
York, Road Garage was bought by family Business Jos Richardson & Son in 2011. It was closed in April 2015 for a £1.1m refurbishment of the BP forecourt and SPAR Convenience store, including a brand new Subway with eat in facilities. Customers can expect to find a modern forecourt with facilities such as a state of the art new Car Wash, Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine, Lottery and Costa Coffee Machines. A wide selection of groceries and alcohol including low prices with the SPAR Essential Value Range. The Service Station is located on the A19 between York and Selby just outside the Village of Escrick.
Jos Richardson & Son Ltd is a family run business that has been in operation for over 120 years. Throughout their history they have operated in many different markets – today they are motor retail experts. They operate a full Peugeot and Isuzu dealership and Vauxhall and Citroen service centres and 5 service stations all with SPAR Convenience Stores.