Wilko says it has no current plans to leave Rushden town centre

Customers had been worried following talk on social media that the store could be relocating

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 12:54 pm
The Wilko store in Eaton Walk, Rushden

Wilko has said it has no current plans to leave Rushden town centre despite relocation rumours circulating on social media.

Customers raised their concerns after a post on one of the local Facebook pages suggested Wilko could be leaving its town centre site in Eaton Walk and relocating to Rushden Lakes.

The speculation was linked with Sainsbury's considering plans to close its Argos branch in Rushden High Street - news of which was reported by this newspaper last week.

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However, Wilko has confirmed that it has no current plans to leave Rushden town centre.

A spokesman for Wilko told the Northants Telegraph: “We’re committed to continuing to serve hard-working families in Rushden and we’d like to reassure all our loyal customers that we have no current plans to leave the town centre.”

Wilko is a popular store town centre store and until recently had Iceland as its neighbour in Eaton Walk.

However, the frozen food store relocated from this site to the High Street in January, moving into the former Store Twenty One unit.

Earlier this year the Northants Telegraph contacted the former East Northants Council about the empty unit next to Wilko and it said negotiations were ongoing with regards to its future.

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