RUMOURS that Primark may be interested in taking over Little London Walk have been flying around the city.
But the owners of the shopping precinct and Primark have remained tight-lipped over the plans.
Despite getting planning permission to turn the precinct into a single unit, the owners will not be able to move a new retailer in until 2020, when the remaining traders’ leases end.
And all four traders have no intention of moving before that time.
The possibility of a Primark store in the city has divided the public.
Tia, 27, from Ford, said: “It is inevitable. It’s the Starbucks effect.”
Alexandra, 27, from Chichester, said: “Every now and then I shop there, but their unethical reputation puts me off the idea.”
But 16-year-old Abigail, from Chichester, said: “It would be really good and Chichester will get busier rather than people heading to Portsmouth or Brighton.”
Sarah, 34, from Worthing, said: “ I think it’s a great idea as there aren’t many shops in there so the space might as well be put to use.”
A spokesman for Primark said: “Primark don’t comment on new store openings.”