Pound shop hoping to buy up in town centre
THE town’s empty Co-op site could be turned into a chain discount store if the national company is successful in a bid to take up a town centre location.
Management at the discount, 99p Stores, told the Kenilworth Weekly News that they are currently looking at “several locations” in the town in hope of setting up a shop as soon as possible.
It is believed that one of these locations is the current Co-operative premises in the town centre but that could not be confirmed at this stage.
Duncan Costin, head of acquisitions at the 99p Stores, said: “We are currently seeking representation of our chain in Kenilworth but it has not been confirmed legally if we have secured a unit at this stage.
“There are a few options that we are looking at in the town and hopefully over the next few weeks we should have one of them tied up and can give out more information on our plans.”
The Co-operative store in The Square will close at 1pm on Saturday November 24 with the potential loss of 22 jobs.
The company put the closure down to low sales and footfall and said it is not viable to keep the small supermarket open.
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