Following on from the successful opening of a store at Lymm, Danish discount store Netto has announced plans for another outlet in Warrington – at the site of the Sportman’s Arms pub in Penketh.
First news of the development was announced on the pub’s Facebook page last night – thanking customers for their support – but with the pub running at a loss in recent years it was no longer viable.
The full statement read: “Please be aware that the Sportsmans Arms was sold in November 2013 to New River Retail as part of an estate purchase of 202 pubs sold by Marstons.
“The Sportsmans Arms was part of this purchase.
“Part of the sale was that Marstons would continue to manage the estate and sell beer to 2017.
“New River Retail have now identified a potential buyer to convert the site for alternative use which is a Netto/ Sainsbury supermarket which are taking on the Aldi/Lidl discount market.