Retail giant Aldi has delivered another hammer blow to Mablethorpe after playing down its interest in building a store in Golf Road.
Tesco, which currently owns the site, announced in January that it was shelving plans for a new outlet in the town because of financial problems.
At the time, the decision was seen as a setback to the town’s economy - and hopes of a major regeneration.
But a week later, Aldi delivered a ray of hope after confirming it was ‘considering Golf Road.’
Mark Taylor, property director for Aldi, said at the time: “We are currently in discussions to build a store in Mablethorpe and we are considering Golf Road as an option now that Tesco has pulled out.”
Now, eight-months down the line, Aldi has said it has no plans to build a store in the town.
Tesco seem to be no closer in securing a retailer to take on the Golf Road site - leaving the land empty.
An Aldi spokesman stated: “Aldi do not have a site in Mablethorpe at present, but would have an interest if the right site was available.”
However, Tesco have said that it is still in discussions for the site with other ‘mystery’ parties.
A Tesco spokesman said: “We’re still discussing the site with interested parties and our position remains - we would not prevent the site being sold to another retailer.
“All our efforts are on securing a positive future for the site.”
The latest news comes at a difficult time for Mablethorpe with the threatened closure of the town’s only secondary school.
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