TWO empty restaurants at Hereford's Old Market development could soon be getting a new lease of life.

The Prezzo and Chimichanga restaurants at the shopping centre closed in April 2018 as owner Prezzo shut down 94 restaurants nationally amid financial difficulties.

And they have remained empty since, despite Herefordshire Council's then cabinet member for economy and communications, David Harlow's, statement in March that there was a waiting list of names wanting to move in to the Old Market.

The Old Market has also been hit by the closure of one of its smallest units, the Swarovski shop, in September 2018 – which reopened for a brief stint as a Yankee Candle outlet before closing again – and the more recent closure of Frankie & Benny's, anchor tenant Debenhams, which occupies the largest unit at the site, and Topshop.


But both units 26 and 28, formerly Prezzo and Chimichanga, are now under offer, according to commercial property website Realla, bringing hope that the two restaurants, which have been on the market with agents Green & Partners since their closure, could soon be reopening their doors.