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Farmfoods to take over former Wilkos store and double in size at Carlton Square

They hope to begin work on creating a new larger store in the New Year.


Farmfoods bosses have revealed they plan to open a massive extended store in Carlton Square early next year.

The popular frozen food retailer is planning to takeover the former Wilko premises next door to its shop in Carlton Square Shopping Centre so it can create the extension.

Work to expand the store is expected to begin in the New Year. It’s not known when it will open to the public.

The frozen food retailer will move into the vacant Wilko store which closed back in September (PICTURE: Gedling Eye)
It’s good news for Carlton Square, which has seen several retailers leave recently (PICTURE: Gedling Eye)
It was also revealed that the Boots pharmacy at Carlton Square could lose in the New Year (PHOTO: Google)

A spokesman for Farmfoods told Gedling Eye: “I can confirm we have agreed to take occupation of the former Wilko premises at Carlton Square.

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“The space occupied by our current shop and the space formerly occupied by Wilko will be combined into a single large shop that we will trade from.

“Work will start in January but exact dates are still to be confirmed for when the newly extended space will open.”

The store plan will offer hope to traders at Carlton Square who have seen a large reduction in footfall at the shopping centre since Wilkos closed its doors for good back in September. It was one of 400 stores that closed down after budget retailer was plunged into administration earlier this year.

It was also recently announced that Boots plans to close their pharmacy in the Square early next year.

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