B&M reveals plans to move next door into former Fife bingo hall

A former bingo hall in Fife is set to converted into a B&M store.

Monday, 30th August 2021, 8:19 pm

The home and garden store has lodged a planning application to move into the unit once occupied by Buzz Bingo in Glenrothes,

If councillors approve the bid, it would see its current store in Flemington Road closed to allow the move next door.

B&M said its current base is too small.

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The retailer bought the site in January, and, two months later, Buzz Bingo announced its closure plans, stating: “The decision to close was not our choice and despite our best efforts, it was ultimately out of our control.”

B&M said in documents lodged with the local authority, there was “no scope to provide an external garden centre” and it also highlighted limited parking.

The statement added: “Despite the store trading well, the reduced size limits the company’s ability to offer its full product range.”

Councillors and officers will make a decision in due course.

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