Developers have today confirmed that a food operator is taking a vacant unit on Longbridge High Street – as window stickers appear to confirm the tenant.
After a planning application for KFC signage to be erected and now window stickers proclaiming the arrival of a KFC on Longbridge High Street, St Modwen have still been unable to confirm today that the former Bentley’s gift shop is to an outlet for the fast food franchise.
Stourport based Bentley’s closed their satellite store in Longbridge over the summer, after spending just two years on the site.
This morning, Gemma Butler, Asset Manager at St. Modwen, said: “We can confirm a food operator will be moving into unit 21 in Longbridge town centre (formerly occupied by Bentley’s). Work is set to begin on-site shortly with further details to follow.”
However, we have now been sent a photo which seems to confirm that the unit will be a KFC outlet.
Once details are finalised, St Modwen have promised more information. Watch this space….
Cover image W Lightfoot
A separate planning application, from a different KFC franchisee, has also been made to change the former King George V public house into a KFC drive-thru restaurant. The application is still currently being examined by Birmingham City Council’s planning department.