Last week we reported that the Johnstone’s Co-operative food was to relocate to an old charity shop – we can say this is not going to happen.

The Arcade is owned by Rosemount Properties and Councillor Andy Doig revealed last week that Johnstone’s Co-operative food had resigned to move into the vacant Cancer Research shop and that he was told this by Rosemount Properties.

The Co-operative answer was this…

A Co-operative spokesperson told local newspaper The Gazette this week: “We are not downsizing our store in Johnstone, nor are we opening a smaller store elsewhere in the town. As we announced earlier this month, the store will close on Saturday, November 22.”


Co-operative group confirmed that it had agreed to take over the lease of the Cancer Research shop, but now they won’t be occupying it.



By Ricky Kelly

Main writer for Renfrewshire News

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