Nando’s has confirmed to Gedling Eye that plans to open a restaurant in Netherfield are still going ahead – despite fears they had been shelved.
The food giant last year began work on constructing a new unit to house a new restaurant on land previously used by Morrisons for car parking.
Work also began on a new Starbucks drive-thru at the same time.
Starbucks opened their doors last year but the Nando’s site next door remains closed, with windows covered in ‘opening soon’ posters.
Readers got in touch with Gedling Eye asking for confirmation about the fate of the restaurant.
A spokesman contacted us earlier today to confirm the restaurant opening was still going ahead.
They said: “The good news is that the new Nottingham Netherfield is still on schedule to open early next year.”
Plans to open the restaurant were delayed last year due to the pandemic.
When Gedling Eye contacted the South African restaurant chain last year, they confirmed the pandemic had delayed opening plans.
At the time they confirmed: “While Covid might have postponed our plans slightly, we are still very much looking forward to coming to Victoria Retail Park.
The chain told Gedling Eye it will confirm an opening date towards the end of the year.