A HOLME Valley petrol station shop was closing today - to make way for a convenience store run by retail giant Somerfield.
The Total Convenience Store on Huddersfield Road, Honley, is to be demolished and a replacement shop built over the next 12 to 16 weeks.
It is understood that the nine staff at the store are transferring to other Total sites or getting other jobs.
In the Huddersfield area, Total has filling station stores at Bradley, Salendine Nook and Ravensthorpe.
Somerfield is likely to open its new Honley store alongside the petrol station in the summer.
The plan means that another business, Charlie's Tyre Shop, will move from its site alongside the shop to nearby premises belonging to engineering firm Taylor and Whiteley, of Queen Square.
Mike Vanyj, of the tyre firm, said his company was moving in May, adding: "We will be no more than 50 or 60 paces away from our present site, although we will have to redesign the new premises to improve access."
A spokesman for Somerfield he could not comment on the move.
Somerfield has about 20 convenience stores alongside Total filling stations across the country.
They include ones at Elland, Pontefract and Manchester.
Somerfield has about 1,275 supermarkets under the Somerfield name.
The group also has about 700 Kwik Save stores, including ones at Aspley and Milnsbridge.