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Food retailer eyes up Homebase store

A food retailer is looking to open at Newbury Retail Park in the unit currently occupied by Homebase.

No names are being mentioned by the owners of the retail park at the moment, but a request to allow food to be sold from the unit has been submitted to West Berkshire Council.

The request states that they have a food retailer lined up should the go ahead get given.

Names being thrown around include the illusive return of Iceland, Aldi and even a Waitrose given the levels of affluence in that part of Newbury.

While the opening of a food store is good news, it does bring in to doubt the future of Homebase. 

Only recently did they announce a list of several stores that would be closed. Newbury was omitted from that list at the time.

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