Signs have gone up around the outside of the former Poundland in Carr Street for the new Ipswich Bazaar, which is set to open soon.

Ipswich Bazaar Ltd has snapped up 26-32 Carr Street in the Suffolk town centre on a 25-year lease.

The retail premises will be used to house a multi-cultural food supermarket with internationally-themed aisles of produce, catering to a diverse range of communities and cuisines.

Signs on the outside of the building state it will be a shop for all, with a 14-metre long Halal meat counter, a fresh fish section, bakery, fresh fruit and veg and a world spice counter.

There is also a sign featuring flags from different countries around the world which are set to be included in the shop, including Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Kenya and Nigeria.

The shop will also feature an 80-seat restaurant combining the cuisines of Indian and Turkish and will be available to all, with a staffed creche area included.

Ipswich Star: Paul Keen of Penn Commercial (right) with Ariful Islam, director of Ipswich Bazaar Ltd (Image: Penn Commercial)Paul Keen of Penn Commercial (right) with Ariful Islam, director of Ipswich Bazaar Ltd (Image: Penn Commercial) (Image: Penn Commercial)

The new shop and restaurant will create 50 jobs when it opens on its expected launch in mid-June.

Director Airful Islam said previously: "I am pleased to open Ipswich Bazaar to cater for everyone's needs in Ipswich.

"I want this to be a supermarket where everyone of any nationality can come and get their day-to-day grocery needs.

"Ipswich town centre has suffered since Covid-19, and I believe that setting up Ipswich Bazaar will bring, not only job opportunities for people, but a reason to visit the town centre also."

The signs on the outside of the building state 'Coming Soon' with an official opening date yet to be announced.