Newhaven in East Sussex set to be the next Alworths stop
The BT Phone Book is now listing an Alworths store at 14 High Street in Newhaven, East Sussex – the town’s former Woolworths unit.
There is no further confirmation as yet, but the store looks set to be the retailer’s 14th, following the upcoming openings of new shops in Llandudno (13 August), Tiverton (27 August) and Hertford (date TBC).
Meanwhile, Alworths’ original store – opened less than a year ago in Didcot – is set to downsize from its current site in the town’s Orchard Centre to a smaller shop nearby, understood to be the former Bathstore unit. Currys will take over the existing Alworths site.
At about 10,000 sq ft, Didcot has always been Alworths’ largest store, and the move will bring it more into line with the smaller, 5,000 sq ft units that the retailer has been acquiring of late – and continues to seek.