Town Woolies hotly deny rumour on site for Tesco

PUBLISHED: 15:00 07 November 2008 | UPDATED: 09:58 10 June 2010

RUMOURS circulating around Exmouth that one of the town centre's largest stores will close to make way for a Tesco Express have been quashed by both companies. Word has been spreading throughout the town that Woolworths, on The Parade, is to close to make

RUMOURS circulating around Exmouth that one of the town centre's largest stores will close to make way for a Tesco Express have been quashed by both companies.Word has been spreading throughout the town that Woolworths, on The Parade, is to close to make way for a Tesco Express supermarket - similar to the store at Brixington Parade.This week Woolworths denied such a move had been sanctioned and reassured shoppers the store would remain open for business.The company said Exmouth's Woolworths was busy and trade was good.A spokeswoman for the shop said: "There is absolutely no truth in the rumour. The Woolworths store in Exmouth is a strong performer and has a bright future with the company." Tesco told the Journal it was not connected to The Parade Woolworths and, while it was often in talks with companies, the move never guaranteed a deal had been made. A Tesco spokeswoman said: "We are always on the look out for possible new sites all over the country and are often in negotiation for new sites that sometimes never materialise. "We receive an enormous amount of enquiries about our interest in all sorts of projects and sites, therefore as a company we do not comment on rumour or speculation unless an agreement is reached or an application made.

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