Felixstowe: Shop boost for resort as negotiations over former OMG shop in Felixstowe near completion

Richard Bannister believes four new shops in the town centre will be a huge boost for Felixstowe

Richard Bannister believes four new shops in the town centre will be a huge boost for Felixstowe - Credit: Archant

HOPES are high today that an empty shop unit in the centre of Felixstowe will open up again in a matter of months, providing a welcome boost to the town.

Negotiations are understood to be taking place to finalise a deal which will see a company take on the former OMG store in Hamilton Road which closed in January – it is thought it could re-open by August.

It is the fourth unit to spark interest with retailers and organisations after it emerged the old Candlers store was to become a Prezzo, the former Select shop becoming a cafe and the former Millstones Cookware store becoming a professional and financial service.

Felixstowe estate agent, Richard Bannister, did not give details on the company interested in the Hamilton Road shop, but he admitted talks had been taking place.

He added: “It’s a huge boost.

“Last year there was lots of negative talk about Felixstowe which is unjustified.

“It is half full, not half empty, that is the attitude to have.

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“Felixstowe is a much nicer place to go shopping than other towns. You can park around the tiwn, you have got a diverse range of shops, the sea front, it has got everything going for it.”

Rumours have circulated about the possibility of Coes opening up a site for its ladies clothes but the store’s boss, William Coe, said that was not correct.