THERE is growing uncertainty over numerous business premises on a main artery into the city centre which remain closed, one having been on the market for over a year.

Premises that were previously home to Primo, Deli Corporation and Games Workshop, in Sidbury, are all now vacant, with apparently no current offers to take them over.

While 71A-73A Sidbury, next to the Kings Head and Commandery, remains empty after being on the market for around nine months.

Bar and restaurant Primo closed around two months ago, with owners Louise and Nick Fenton putting the leasehold on the market in August. They said this was to concentrate on their other business ventures.

Cathedral ward councillor Lynn Denham had previously said at least part of the blame for businesses closing has to go down to the “low wage economy” and lack of decent public transport in the area.

She also felt the ongoing road works on the A44 Sidbury to install new traffic lights between June and September could have “pushed any businesses over the edge”.

Lettings agents Johnson Fellows said the former Games Workshop space has been on the market since October last year.

A spokesman said in September: “We have got a bit of interest, but no-one’s put an offer forward that’s been accepted.”

They did not wish to comment when asked if Sidbury’s business rates or if the area itself is becoming unattractive to any potential interested parties.

The games shop, which sold Warhammer figurines and other related products, moved to a new premises in Chapel Walk in June.

A spokesman for GJS Dillon, which is advertising the Deli Corporation, said the eatery’s owners retired after running it for 15 years when the lease expires next month. They confirmed yesterday it currently had received no offers. Companies House previously listed Ali Reza Mossadeghi as director.