Tesco to pull out of Stevenage Town Centre?

Reports that a major supermarket is pulling out of a town centre have been met with silence by the company.

Information received by The Comet that Tesco will close its store in The Forum in Stevenage because of lease issues have not been quashed by the country’s biggest supermarket chain.

According to sources the lease is proving too costly, while the expansion of its Roebuck site, a Tesco Express in The Old Town, and plans to create another Express in a former pub at The Glebe by Christmas means it already has a strong presence in the town.

Rivals Morrison’s are said to be interested in taking over the site.

A Tesco spokesman could not confirm or deny the rumour.

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