High Street chains are coming to Rugby’s main shopping mall

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RUGBY’S main town centre shopping arcade will soon be full for the first time in over four years.

Following the closure of Kwik Save in May 2007 the Clock Towers Shopping Centre has not had all of its units filled. However it looks like the former supermarket unit could be given a new lease of life to make way for bargain chain store B&M.

Tony Spencer, centre manager, said: “That unit is not our property but I understand that B&M want to move in.”

B&M has more than 280 shops across the country and stocks a wide range of value products including toys, clothes and household goods.

A spokesman for B&M said it was ‘almost certain’ it would be moving into the Clock Towers but that it wouldn’t be until next year. The unit is currently being refurbished by its owners.

Popular gift shop Past Times also opened in the centre this week, replacing the Shakeaway milkshake bar.

Fashion chain Roman Originals is also due to open in the former Diamond and Pearls unit, while Gift Fusion has replaced DesignerKidz.

Mr Spencer said: “The last time we had all the shops full was 2007.

“We’ve got good deals making sure we get good retailers in. We’ve been able to be flexible to get the tenants in. It’s really good news.”