Saturday, 18 June 2011

Curious case of the disappearing Poundstretcher

Ever since the Woolworths store in Llandudno closed several years ago, there has been a great deal of speculation about who will be the new long term occupier of the premises. Both Publishers Book Clearance and Alworths have occupied the site but it has been empty for a few months after the demise of Alworths.

Last week, it was assumed Poundstretcher were taking over the premises as their signage was installed right along the shop canopy:

Now you see it....

However, in an interesting twist of events, it is widely rumoured that Tesco have gazumped them at the last moment so the shop can be used for a Tesco Express outlet. This would seem to be borne out by the fact that the Poundstretcher signage has been removed after less than a week in place:

Now you don't...

In my view, Tesco Express will revitalise that part of town and hopefully provide an impetus for other retailers to occupy the empty shops on that block. I understand that both the former Homestyle and Diskos shops are currently under offer.


Anonymous said...

Has no one thought of just asking the manager of the other one?
Simple .

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