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Plug pulled on Brighton's John Lewis

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

After much debate, John Lewis has decided against opening a shop on North Street in Brighton. 

The company say, after exploring all options, they cannot deliver a shop on this site with the extent of demolition and rebuilding required.

The property will remain occupied for the long term though as they've secured a new lease with Boots. 

John Lewis owns the freehold of the site and will be putting 129-133 Queens Road on the market for sale shortly, with all its existing tenants in place. These include Boots, Krispy Kreme and First Choice.