Mystery still surrounds closure of Chesterfield's historic Victoria Centre

Inside Chesterfield's Victoria Centre.
Inside Chesterfield's Victoria Centre.
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The owners of Chesterfield's historic Victoria Centre remain tight-lipped about the closure of the building and what is planned for the future of the site.

The Knifesmithgate building - which used to house a ballroom, cinema and billiard hall - is now empty, marking the end of an era.

Four businesses which occupied the Victoria Centre have relocated to new premises nearby.

London-based Metropolitan Properties Company (FGC) Ltd, which owns the prominent site, has repeatedly declined to tell the Derbyshire Times why the centre has shut and what will happen to the building.

Metropolitan Properties Company (FGC) Ltd is owned by billionaire property investor Benzion Schalom Eliezer Freshwater, who also holds roles at almost 300 other firms.

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