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Papa Johns reveals plan to open pizza takeaway in Weston town centre

PUBLISHED: 17:06 12 October 2017 | UPDATED: 17:06 12 October 2017

Papa Johns wants to open its new pizzeria in Regent Street.

Papa Johns wants to open its new pizzeria in Regent Street.

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A well-known national pizza takeaway chain could open in Weston town centre.

Papa Johns wants to take on part of the former Hotcha takeaway in Regent Street, and says splitting the unit will make it more attractive to businesses.

In its planning submission to North Somerset Council, Papa Johns said: “The previous tenant has left the building empty for some considerable time and it requires extensive repair

“The tenant and owner have tried to lease the ground floor unit as a whole, without success, due to current economic uncertainties.

“With areas of the town undergoing a transformation and attracting big brand names to the centre, it is important to recognise there are many retail units left empty and in a state of dilapidation.

“With current business uptake low, it’s important to attract known brands into these run-down units to promote a more vibrant impression of the town.”

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