New fashion boutique planned for Black Country high street

A former loans shop on a Black Country high street is set to become a fashion boutique after a £205,000 property sale.

Commercial property firm Bond Wolfe sold the 1,233 sq ft unit at 261 High Street in West Bromwich to Rubee Enterprises which plans to refurbish it and reopen as a clothes retailer.

The two-storey, mid-terraced property has been vacant since the Money Shop departed last year.

James Mattin, chief executive of Bond Wolfe, said: “This deal, agreed and completed during lockdown, is testament to the fact that there is still life in high street retail.

“As we ease out of lockdown there is strong evidence of a return to activity along the high street and we wish the purchaser every success in the future.

“We had a number of interested parties looking to purchase this property for their own use, so the demand is certainly still there.”

Bond Wolfe arranged the sale on behalf of a private investor who was advised by Guest Walker Solicitors of York.

Rubee Enterprises used HS Lawyers of West Bromwich.