UK grocery retailer Tesco is planning to install a community room in its stores, starting with the new Tesco Extra in Watford. The 600 square-foot room will be available for locals to reserve for free, and can be used for events like birthday parties, music lessons or yoga classes.
The Telegraph reports that this community room, which is similar to initiatives Tesco runs in some of its Asia stores, is the first to be introduced to a UK store. It will include tea and coffee-making facilities for those who reserve it.
Tesco also plans to open a Giraffe restaurant, Harris + Hoole coffee shop, and Euphorium bakery in the Watford store, which could attract new customers and benefit the local community.