TJ Hughes future remains a mystery

TJ Hughes Store.

TJ Hughes Store. - Credit: Archant

THE retailer lined up to take over the former TJ Hughes site will not be announced before Christmas, its new owners have announced.

TJ Hughes Store.

TJ Hughes Store. - Credit: Archant

Dove Properties purchased the vacant High Street store at auction in October.

The firm paid £670,000 – little more than half the original asking price – and revealed it had a retailer willing to take on part of the ground floor.

However, Dove’s Tim Warrell has told the Mercury red tape surrounding taking over the unit from a company in administration has halted progress and no announcements will be made before Christmas.

Dove plans to re-open two flats at the top of the store and hold discussions with North Somerset Council over other uses for the site.


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