New tenant for vacant Tesco site in Falkirk?

Work is being carried out on the former Tesco store
Work is being carried out on the former Tesco store

Work being carried out at Falkirk’s former Tesco superstore points to a new tenant about to move into the long vacant property.

It’s been exactly four years since Tesco moved out of the Meadow Street premises and there have been many rumours surrounding the site and failed attempts to open it up for business.

Falkirk BID manager Alastair Mitchell is cautiously optimistic.

He said: “It looks to me like there is a bit of a clean up operation going on at the moment which suggests someone is moving in.

“We would welcome any business coming in to make use of that property.”

Over the past four years Tesco has made little comment about its plans for the premises, but recent rumours surrounding the discount superstore B & M coming to town appear to be backed up by some facts, as the firm reportedly had a survey carried out on the site earlier this year.

B & M had made no comment on the matter as 
The Falkirk Herald went to press.

The opening of the new KFC restaurant and drive through on the site of the former store’s petrol station has provided a much needed boost to the east end of the town centre and a new store opening would only enhance this.

Mr Mitchell said: “It would be another boost, with KFC already proving to be an amazing draw.”