In March 2012 Realis Estates acquired the site of discount store Merlins in Witney,
Duncan Mathieson said: “We intend to demolish the existing structure, which is not in keeping with the surrounding architecture and does not reflect the character of the market town, and replace it with a more picturesque building that blends with its environment.
“We have had significant interest from a wide range of good quality, fashion and lifestyle retailers as well as catering operators.
“At this stage it is too early for us to confirm any specific names.”
In April 2013 Realis Estates announce that the first tenant at the new site in Witney is due to open on Monday 29thApril 2013. The Entertainer will occupy 2,400 sq ft in the new Welch Way development and are the first of the three secured tenants to be opening. Costa will be opening in May, with Morrison’s, who are taking a double unit, opening in June.