Shops stay­ing put, says agent

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

Property chiefs have moved to re­as­sure Moni­fi­eth res­i­dents they will not be los­ing two of their main re­tail out­lets.

Signs were put up on the Farm­foods store in the cen­tre of Moni­fi­eth, ad­ver­tis­ing the site as a de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­nity.

Mean­while, nearby Lad­brokes is be­ing ad­ver­tised for sale via agents Gra­ham & Sib­bald.

How­ever, the firm said that nei­ther re­tailer will be leav­ing town.

The com­pany’s Grant Thom­son said that the ad­verts had been a for­mal­ity as the site is now un­der new own­er­ship.

He said: “No­body will be leav­ing the site. Both of the shops are still go­ing to be there and run­ning as nor­mal. The build­ing has been sold along with them.

“It’s sim­ply a case that new own­ers have come in and taken over the build­ing.

“They won’t be leav­ing the cen­tre, so res­i­dents do not have to worry about that. It’s a stan­dard sale.”

Else­where, Moni­fi­eth Parish Church in Pan­mure Street is also un­der of­fer af­ter be­ing put up for sale.

How­ever, Gra­ham & Sib­bald said there were no de­tails on what a po­ten­tial devel­oper planned to do with that build­ing.

Newly elected Moni­fi­eth coun­cil­lor Beth White­side said she was pleased that the town wasn’t los­ing two prime re­tail out­lets.

She said: “I’m very sup­port­ive of making sure the shops re­main vi­able in the town.”

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