Next about to return
Next at Newbury Retail Park is set to re-open.
Although no date has been confirmed, several sources have confirmed that it's not the end for the store.
Recently speculation mounted about the future of the store when all signage was removed and staff were reportedly made redundant.
Since then, a source has told us they have been advised that Next hope to reopen. They also said Next only took the sign down as "a protest as they were not believed they would close the store."
Although Next didn't respond to us, it seems they did speak to the Reading Chronicle.
The paper says "During recent months, there has been much speculation on social media that the Next store in Newbury retail park would stay permanently closed after lockdown.
"However, it has been confirmed the Newbury store will not be closing and will be remaining open. An opening date has not been confirmed, according to a company spokesman."