The discount retailer is thought to be drawing up plans to open up shop in the former M&Co and Woolworths building in Cowes High Street.
Poundland first arrived on the Isle of Wight some 12 years ago when the Newport store was opened by Corrie actor Anthony Cotton. This was followed by a second store in Shanklin and in 2015 customers were welcomed in Ryde. There was also a second store in Newport for a time.
In typical Poundland style, as experienced with previous store openings, the company has refused to confirm their intentions to open a store in Cowes. A spokesperson has said:
“The Isle of Wight is a great location for Poundland and we’d love to come to Cowes. As soon as we have any news to share, we will.”
No opening date has been set but Island Echo understands that recruitment has already begun with supervisors, sales assistants and a manager sought for the Cowes store at 6 High Street.