Could Clifton Woolworths buck the trend?
Things could be looking up for the former Woolworths store in Whiteladies Road, Bristol – rather than becoming a discount store like many of its comrades, it could begin life afresh as a pub or restaurant.
“The property is unusual because it has a large walled garden, making it potentially suitable for A3 or A4 use with the necessary consents,” says Michael Penfold of licensed leisure specialists AG&G, who are marketing the property.
“It is in a busy commercial area of Clifton, which is traditionally one of the most affluent areas of the city. So we think locals might prefer a smart new bar or restaurant to the more typical discount retail outlet.”
The garden is really spacious, at approximately 152 square metres, (1,635 square feet). The ground-floor unit, which has floor-space of approximately 409 square metres (4,406 square feet), is in a mixed-use retailing area. This includes the former ABC cinema, now offices and a gym. Rental offers are invited for a new lease.