Iceland confirm they will not be opening up The Food Warehouse store in Whitby
Iceland have said there are currently no plans to open The Food Warehouse store in Whitby.
There has been speculation that the store was going to open on Fairfield Way, next to Aldi, but Iceland have confirmed today that this is not the case, despite a store manager's post being advertised on their website.
A spokesman said: "We have no current plans to open a The Food Warehouse store in Whitby.
"I believe that some discussions did take place about the store built for M&S in Fairfield Way, which they decided not to open, but no agreement has been reached for us to take this over."
The job advert for a manager's post is being removed from the website.
The unit has remained empty since being built, with M&S Food previously opting against opening up there.
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