TWO new shops are opening in Basingstoke town centre.

Signs have gone up on a unit inside Festival Place advertising the opening of Aimy Beauty.

The unit was previously occupied by His and Kids – a hairdressers for children – which closed in 2020 after going into liquidation.

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The unit has since remained empty. 

The news comes after we reported that Italian coffee shop Da Mariu' is also opening just outside Festival Place, in Wote Street. 

Basingstoke Gazette: Two new shops opening in Festival PlaceSigns up outside say Aimy Beauty is ‘opening soon’ and it is already on the shopping centre’s map, located between Ryman and G Factory.

Festival Place has been asked for further information.

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A second shop is also opening in the town centre. H&T Pawnbrokers will open in an empty unit just outside of Festival Place next to Trilby's barbershop and hairdressers.

The business is part of a large chain with more than 270 stores nationwide, with the closest to Basingstoke currently in Reading.

The store allows customers to borrow money in exchange for valuables and also a range of other financial services including travel money, cashing cheques and exchanging cash for gold.

It is expected to 'open soon' in Basingstoke.