Store will be opening on the site of a troubled pub

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A NEW convenience store is to open on the former site of a troubled pub.

The Portsdown Inn in Leith Avenue, Portchester, was closed down after Fareham Borough Council revoked its licence last April because of a history of violence on the premises and bad management.

The pub’s owner Admiral Taverns was set to fight the closure at court, but abandoned its plans last September and sold the site off.

One Stop is now opening a store there on Thursday.

Store manager Julie Moore said; ‘We’re all very excited about welcoming customers here.

‘With such a wide variety of products and great promotions, we’re certain that local shoppers will be delighted with their new store.

‘We hope they will join us here in Portchester on Thursday to celebrate 
the launch of their new One Stop.’

It will include an instore cash machine, Paypoint, and the National Lottery.

It opens from 6am to 10pm, Monday to Saturday, and 7am to 10pm on Sundays.