Fried chicken takeaway plan unveiled for Coventry Boots store

A former Boots store at 163 Daventry Road in Cheylesmore
-Credit: (Image: Google Maps)

An old Boots in Coventry could be turned into a takeaway. Plans for the store at 163 Daventry Road were lodged with the council this week on June 4.

The branch is listed as shut permanently on Google and planning documents say the unit is empty. If approved, it means the site can be used as a hot food takeaway.

New signs would also be installed. Drawings show these have the logo for Sam's Chicken, a fried chicken restaurant which has 50 branches across the UK.


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The takeaway's planned opening hours would be 10am to 2am on week days and Saturdays, and from 10am to 1am on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Plans can be viewed on the council's planning portal under the reference: PL/2024/0001035/FUL.

Last October, a Boots branch on Jardine Crescent in Tile Hill was closed by the pharmacy despite a campaign to save it. It came after the store announced that 300 of its stores would be closing in July last year, with branches in close proximity to other sites affected.

The parade of shops at Daventry Road has a Boots opticians at number 179 that is still open.

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