Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 29 November 2023
HINCKLEY’S former town centre Kwik Save supermarket which closed a total of 16 years ago back in 2007 has finally been placed back on the property market.
The former discounter, based on Regent Street near The Baron, has been marketed multiple times with different agents, but has never re-opened as anything new.
The last time that it was publicly being advertised as a retail opportunity was six years ago, through commercial property agents Andrew & Ashwell.
It has been hailed as something of an eyesore by town-goers, as it now seemingly sports patches of damp at the top, multiple promotional posters, wooden boards covering the front door, and is mainly being used as a makeshift bin storage area.
However, that could soon change. It is now being marketed by Wards, a surveyors and estate agents who are based on Station Road, in close proximity to the Market Place.
In recent months, Wards have marketed many properties which have since been found tenants, namely soon-to-open bar Epicurean Lounge, eatery Dessert Lounge, and the town’s first ever gay bar, Electric Chapel, which is set to open this Friday.
The property is “suitable for a variety of uses”. It is being arranged over two floors.
The Hinckley Free Press quizzed town-goers on who they would like to see take the space on. Some suggestions put forward were for an Asian fusion restaurant, kids-wear and menswear retailer, or even a chain restaurant such as Wagamamas.
Another suggested that it could be split into various units to create more retail spaces.
This isn’t the only empty space in the town centre to finally be put on the market after a long period of sitting vacant. Two others include the former Eat Lean and Hinckley Mega Chippy, which are currently being marketed by O’Brien Lettings Agents.
Further details on the former Kwik Save can be found on the property brochure.