A popular cycle shop in Burton has closed its doors just over a week after it was revealed an Italian restaurant could be taking over the venue.
Sheffield Cycles, in Station Street, has been a go-to store for many cyclists in the town for more than 30 years but the shop has now been cleared of stock and is not open to shoppers. It is, however still running a repairs and warranty by collection service, says a sign on the door.
The Burton Mail previously revealed that Veneziaa’s Italian Restaurant, in nearby Guild Street, Burton, had submitted outline plans to move into the Sheffield Cycles shop, creating an additional three or four full-time jobs.
However, a spokesman for the restaurant did say that while plans have been submitted to East Staffordshire Borough Council, it may not move after all and that it had no plans to move from its home currently.
Pavan Kundra, of Walsall-based Sunrise Property Ltd, has applied to the council’s planning department for permission to change the use of the retail cycle store to a restaurant.
The proposed work in the single-storey property would see the refurbishment of the existing ground floor to create a restaurant and bar/café.
The application has not yet been determined by the borough council.
Last week Sheffield Cycles declined to comment but did say it had no plans to relocate. However today, Tuesday, August 1, the Burton Mail has been unable to contact the owners following the closure.
While the shop has closed, a notice on the window says: “Sheffield Cycles shop closed. Still running repairs and warranty by collection service.”