June 18, 2008
denies interest in leasing former Burnham-On-Sea job centre
has this week denied that it is considering opening a convenience
store in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea.
supermarket giant has been linked to the building previously occupied
by Burnham's job centre, situated on the junction of the High
Street and Regent Street, as pictured below.
centre closed in March
and during recent days there has been speculation that a major
food chain wants to buy the lease to the vacant building.
three-storey property occupies more than 730 square metres and
Bristol-based Estate agent Lambert Smith Hampton is advertising
it for an annual lease of £56,000.
Anthony Walker told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "There has been interest
from several parties during recent weeks, but it is still early
Tesco, which runs over 600 'Tesco Express' neighbourhood convenience
shops and 500 'One Stop' stores across the UK, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
it is not interested in the premises.
Express spokeswoman Juliette Bishop said: "We are always
looking for possible sites for new stores, but there are no current
plans for Burnham-On-Sea."