Royston's old Woolworths store remains empty as search continues for new tenant

PUBLISHED: 16:50 11 December 2009 | UPDATED: 16:12 11 May 2010

ESTATE agents continue to search for a new tenant for Royston s old Woolworths store. The shop, the largest in the High Street, has been vacant since Woolworths shut down in January, and now looks set to remain empty until well into the New Year. In Septe

ESTATE agents continue to search for a new tenant for Royston's old Woolworths store.

The shop, the largest in the High Street, has been vacant since Woolworths shut down in January, and now looks set to remain empty until well into the New Year.

In September, Kitchen La Frenais Morgan, the agents marketing the property, revealed that they were hopeful of sealing a deal "within weeks".

However, Matthew Taylor, from Kitchen La Frenais said this week: "There's nothing lined up at the moment.

"With any property of this size we get inquiries all the time from various different parties who are interested, but it's a case of waiting until someone comes along who will agree a suitable deal."

Several companies have been linked with a move to take over the empty premises, with the likes of Tesco, Primark and Wilkinsons all rumoured to have shown some interest.

Tesco appeared to rule itself out when the chain's chairman Sir Terrence Leahy wrote, in a letter to campaigner Terry Hutt, that it had assessed the site but decided it was "not appropriate" for its needs.

Mr Taylor added: "There will always be rumours flying around but there isn't anything concrete at this stage.

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