Boyes will be Boyes, but for how much longer?

The Boyes store said it plans to stay in Lincoln despite plans to demolish the City Square Centre where it is based.

Staff at the discount retail store did not know about Lincolnshire Co-op plans to replace the old retail building until The Lincolnite went in to speak to them.

They were also unsure where Boyes could move to in Lincoln, but were determined that it would remain in the city.

When The Lincolnite asked a supervisor at the Boyes store about the plans, she said: “We have been here for around 15 years and have always been very popular.

“We didn’t know about the Lincolnshire Co-op plans to close the building but we will always have a store in Lincoln.”

Plans to replace the building are in the early stages. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

As previously reported, Lincolnshire Co-op will close down its store in the City Square Centre and move to a new location on the Cornhill Quarter.

The Lincolnshire Co-op pharmacy and post office will also be relocated to other nearby stores.

No date or locations have been set, but both services will be moved elsewhere in the city centre in late 2019.

This is in the early stages of planning and all the shops and services in the centre and along Waterside South, continue to trade as normal.