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Well-known Chinese supermarket up for sale

A well-known Chinese supermarket in Liverpool city centre has gone up for sale after over 30 years in business.

The directors have decided to close Honodo Chinese Supermarket on Upper Duke Street and retire.

According to the company marketing the supermarket, CBRE, the three/four storey building could be converted into student accommodation, residential apartments or a hotel.

Nick Huddleston, associate director in CBRE’s specialist markets team in Manchester, says: “The sale of the Hondo Chinese Supermarket site presents an excellent opportunity to acquire a key development position within the city centre.

“Its locality, in close proximity to the surrounding university campuses, provides a range of large scale development opportunities for student accommodation, residential apartments or a hotel.

“The site forms one of the greatest development opportunities to the east of the city centre and we anticipate strong interest from a number of developers and purchasers.”

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  1. ValyrianSteel
    April 18, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    I remember my first visit to Hondo supermarket as a 8yr old kid, it must have been about 1976 when my family move to Merseyside. I recall everything appears bigger when you are a kid, also how busy it was.
    Every Chinese folks raves about the place, basically you have’nt been to China Town if you have not visited Hondo. The store was even featured on Cilla Black’s Blind Date.
    In recent years bigger more modern Chinese supermarkets appeared in Liverpool but there is something unique with Hondo. They tend to stock products that only they and no other stores has and kept the place exactly the same as it was. It is like time stood still.
    At Christmas 2016 while shopping there we recieved a Hondo calendar. Although the owner were commited to closing down the shop well in advance they still printed calendars for 2017. With the store being no more a part of the city’s history has gone, all we have is fond memory.

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