Nuneaton’s former Pizza Hut placed back on market once again – plans for new operator seemingly no more

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 16 September 2022

NUNEATON’S FORMER town centre Pizza Hut restaurant has been placed back on the market yet again, according to real estate property search engine Realla.

The former Pizza Hut in Nuneaton (Image: Google)

Back in December last year, we exclusively reported that the former much-loved pizzeria looked like it may have found a buyer, after ‘to let’ signs were taken down.

This hinted that a new lease of life may have been in order for the unit, based on Abbey Street, following Pizza Hut’s closure nine years ago back in May 2013.

In January, a spokesperson for Loveitts, who are managing the property, told the Coventry Telegraph that a national operator were poised to take it on.

At the time, the spokesperson stated previously that the then-interested unnamed operator was “progressing with taking on the property”.

However, these plans look to have been halted – and may have fell through in recent times.

This is because the retail space has been marked as “to let” on the Realla website as of four days ago (Monday, 12 September).

This comes as no surprise as since that report, there has been zero signs of activity inside, despite the operator having seven months to act on their word and set up.

According to a planning brochure put together by Loveitts, the two-floor unit sports an existing A3 class use, meaning it could be taken on as a cafe or restaurant as it is.

But, it is also ‘considered suitable for a variety of other uses’, which are namely in the A1 and A2 use classes.

Some examples of the uses it could be considered for include a shop, hairdressers, travel agency, post office, pet shop, bank, building society, or an estate agents.

Loveitts have mentioned that they are even willing to work with tenants who are looking for a short-time lease on the property, as they are being considered.

The two-floor unit was constructed in 1982. It has a total building area of 8,147 sq ft. Its neighbouring tenants either side are Admiral Casinos and Kaspas Desserts.

Further details about the property can be found on its Realla listing.

Meanwhile, almost directly opposite, gambling giant Paddy Power have sought out permission with a premises licence to take on the former Bodycare unit.

As well as this, the former Allsopp and Allsopp estate agents is to become a new town centre haberdashery supply stockists named the Handcrafters Hub.

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