February 24, 2020 10.55 am This story is over 45 months old

Specsavers set sights on Lincoln Cornhill relocation

It will move into a former menswear store

Specsavers will relocate its Lincoln High Street store into the Cornhill area of the city.

Specsavers confirmed to The Lincolnite that its High Street store will be relocating to 8 Sincil Street, in the Cornhill Quarter.

Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

Although an opening date for the new Specsavers store has not yet been confirmed, it is understood that the move could happen towards the end of March or April.

The unit is the former Greenwoods Menswear store, which previously put up ‘store closing’ posters in its windows in November 2018.

It’ll be the latest chain to pack its bags and move to the Cornhill area, which is mid-way through a £70 million revamp.

HMV also recently moved from its High Street location into the Cornhill in January, in place of Brighthouse.

New names to the area include The Cosy Club, Moss Bros, Flying Tiger Copenhagen, Doughnotts, Lakeland, 200 Degrees, Seasalt Cornwall and Neon Sheep.

Earlier this month, three new high-end fashion brands announced they’d be setting up shop in the area, joined by Vietnamese restaurant Pho.

Still under construction is the new boutique cinema Everyman and the Botanist cocktail bar.