Newark Market Place Greggs to move into bigger home this week
Greggs in Newark Market Place is set to move into its new home this week.
Just some feet away from where it is currently, the popular bakery is relocating to a bigger unit — the former Bonmarché.
The new shop, a building which is Grade II listed, will mean the ground floor of the Grade I listed former Governor's House — where Greggs is now — will be left empty.
These plans could form part of something wider that suggests a transformation of Newark town centre.
Earlier this year, plans were approved to convert the space above some retail units in St Mark's Place — just behind the current Greggs — into living space.
The application relates to units eight, nine, ten and 11, which include Game and Millets, and will result in the creation of seven residences.
It is said the scheme will sensitively incorporate new residential units within the town centre through utilising upper floors that are largely redundant or, in some cases, never implemented.
Other plans submitted this year include proposals to transform the site of the former Marks and Spencer store on Stodman Street, and widen St Mark's Lane between said street and Lombard Street — to create more public space and better accessibility.
The store would be replaced with new commercial and retail space on the ground floor, with residential apartments above.
Carparking spaces to serve the apartments would also be accommodated.
Another Greggs is set to open soon at the Maltings Retail Park on Northgate, where the new M&S Foodhall is.