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Tesco Metro closed due to Primark fire set to reopen next week

Tesco Royal Avenue
Tesco Royal Avenue

The Tesco Metro on Belfast's Royal Avenue is set to reopen on Monday after being closed for the last nine months.

The store has been closed since the Primark fire on August 28 last year.

It will reopen for business at 9am on Monday morning.

A number of businesses in the vicinity of the historic bank buildings Primark store were forced to close their doors as a result of the devastating fire.

Owners of businesses in the area surrounding the building said that they had experienced a significant drop in footfall following the fire.

A cordon was installed around the area to protect the public from debris from the shell of the building.

The cordon is expected to be further reduced next month to allow buses to pass through the city centre.

The Tesco will be one of the final businesses affected by the fire to reopen its doors.

Last month Spanish fashion store Zara reopened after seven months out of action.

Among the other businesses affected by the Primark fire were Argento, McDonalds and DV8.

Following the fire Primark opened two new stores in Belfast City Centre on Castle Street and Donegall Place.

Work is currently ongoing to restore Bank Buildings and it's facade, with Primark hoping to move back into the building in future.

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