A NEW store is set to replace the void left by Poundland in Alloa in the coming weeks with around 25 jobs to follow.

Bargain Buys, which is owned by Pound Stretchers, has confirmed to the Advertiser that it will be taking residence in the Wee County in the coming weeks.

Although there is no definite date for its arrival, a spokesman said the arrival will create 25 jobs in a welcome boost to the area.

The closure of Poundland sparked outrage in Alloa, so much so that the company is set to reopen in a different location within the next few weeks.

Owners of the bargain chain were simply told they would not be getting their lease renewed, and now it is clear why as Bargain Buys gets set to move into the Mill Street premises.

At the time, Poundland released a statement which read: “We never wanted to leave Alloa, but once we were told our lease wouldn’t be renewed, we didn’t have much choice.

“We’ve worked our PEP&Co socks off to reopen as quickly as possible in new premises and we’re grateful to the customers who signed the petition telling us that they wanted us back up and running.

“We’ll be back in no time and look forward to saying allo to Alloa again soon.”

Poundland’s shop on Mill Street closed on Saturday, July 13, after they were told to vacate the premises.

The company said at the time: “We're sad to be leaving. Unfortunately our landlord served notice on us without warning.

"We'd love to return because we know customers are disappointed we've had to go.”

A spokesman from Bargain Buys said: “I can confirm that a new Bargain Buys store will be opening in Alloa in the near future, with 25 staff positions open for local residents.

“For our careers page, please following this link: https://tinyurl.com/y2hdv9xh.”