Demolition work starts on site to build new Spar store in Kirkcaldy

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Demolition work has started at an empty building on a prominent site in Kirkcaldy to turn it into shops.

The former KE Automatics showroom at the top of Rosslyn Street is set to become a new Spar store.

It forms part of a proposed development which will include two hot food takeaways and two shops under a planning application submitted to Fife Council.

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The land, on the corner of Pottery Street, was once occupied by the Kitchen Depot and used to be home to a car wash business.

The proposed new Spar store in KirkcaldyThe proposed new Spar store in Kirkcaldy
The proposed new Spar store in Kirkcaldy

An updated planning application was submitted this week.

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It said that the building is now in a poor state of repair in need of major investment and refurbishment - and that some demolition work had got underway.

Plans were first lodged in January 2021 by Mr George Mitchell from Glasgow.

It would mark a return to that part of town for Spar for the first time since it closed its St Clair Street shop in 2018.