A NEW sweet shop could be opening in Reading, it has been revealed.

Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe hopes to open its doors on Reading’s Broad Street after real estate consultants Hicks Baker signed them as a new tenant.

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The retro sweet company already has various shops across the UK including in London, Marlow, Basingstoke and Farnborough.

The sweet shop sells a selection of sugary treats such as dolly mixtures, apple bon bons and liquorice and is hoping to move into 68 Broad Street in the coming months.

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Fiona Brownfoot, a surveyor/director in charge of retail and leisure at Hicks Baker, explained the lease was exchanged last week but this is subject to a planning application for change of use.

She revealed once the planning application is approved by Reading Borough Council and we are no longer in lockdown and the unit can be accessed and traded from, they hope to complete the lease.

Ms Brownfoot believes the shop could be open by August 2020 depending on the current situation with the coronavirus lockdown.