Tesco to open store on Wakefield retail park

Supermarket giant Tesco are to open a new branch in Wakefield, it is believed.

By Holly Gittins
Tuesday, 25th June 2019, 10:44 am
Supermarket giant Tesco could open a store on Westgate retail park.
Supermarket giant Tesco could open a store on Westgate retail park.

The retailer has applied for a license to sell alcohol from Unit 1B of Westgate Retail Park - the former home of Toys R Us.

If granted, the supermarket would be able to supply alcohol for consumption off the premises between 6am and 11pm, Monday to Sunday.

No further details are included in the application.

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In 2013, Wakefield Council opposed plans for a Tesco superstore on Ings Road, saying it would damage city centre trade.

Tesco have been contacted for comment.

Wakefield's Toys R Us closed its doors on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The unit has remained empty since.