Mason Moore & Vaughan Moore | 11 November 2022
THE TAKER for Nuneaton’s former Thomas Cook branch has finally been revealed.
The Hinckley Free Press have learnt that the store is currently being converted into O2’s newest location.
A store spokesperson for O2’s existing store adjacent to the F. Hinds jewellers on the Market Place confirmed that the phone giant will be moving next door to EE.
At the time of publication (Friday, 11 November), an opening date for the new shop has not yet been confirmed. But, what is known is that interior renovation works have been taking place for a while now, since our last report published a fortnight ago.
The makeover from holidaymakers to phone shop means that it will be unrecognisable from its last lease of life.
It was last used as a ‘Hays Travel’ branch – which was the successor to Thomas Cook – in a bid to try and bring the space back to life, though this was short-lived.
This isn’t the only business in the town centre to have re-located in recent years.
Others include Bodycare, moving over from Abbey Street to Market Place, Game, from Queens Road into the Ropewalk, and even one bank and one building society.
These were Coventry Building Society, which moved from Abbey Street into Queens Road, as well as Barclays, who moved from Market Place on to nearby Queens Road.
The future for the existing O2 shop remains uncertain, with the property not being listed on any real estate property websites, or with no closing date yet announced.