Potential new occupant for former Ugo space

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 28 August 2020

NEW occupants may be looking to take over and secure the space once used for Nuneaton’s former Ugo store.

The unit once home to UGO (Mason Moore for Hinckley Free Press)

Many residents have been speculating that the independent family-owned bargain store, 365 Bargains may be moving into the unit.

365 Bargains currently have a location in Nuneaton in the Ex-Blockbuster Video space, however, this would see the retailer have more space in a bigger unit if they were going to go ahead with the move.

As well as Nuneaton’s branch, 365 Bargains have a location over in Burton-upon-Trent over in The Octagon Shopping Centre.

365 Bargains trialled a store over in Loughborough town centre which opened back in June 2015, but the Loughborough store on Market Street has been closed for a while and now sits vacant.

If plans were to go ahead, 365 Bargains would be the first retailer to successfully secure Ugo’s former space after eight years of the store sitting as an empty eyesore at the Station Retail Park.

Ugo closed the doors to their Nuneaton store in February 2012 when their parent company Haldanes fell into administration, leaving the unit empty and unused eyesore for eight years.

Speaking to the Hinckley Free Press, an employee for 365 Bargains Nuneaton didn’t deny the rumour.

The 365 Bargains Nuneaton employee simply said: “Nothing has been confirmed yet.”

Just a few days ago on Wednesday 26 August, a worker was spotted in the back entrance of the vacant supermarket space near Nuneaton’s railway station.

Activity at the rear of the unit (Mason Moore for Hinckley Free Press)

The Hinckley Free Press will keep you updated with any new information on the story as it develops.

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