A sexy new store could be opening in one of Huddersfield’s highest-profile locations.
National chain, Ann Summers, appears to be on the move to King Street.
The lingerie and sex toy shop has applied to open in a vacant unit created by last year’s redevelopment of the former Peter’s department store.
The firm has been trading from the nearby Piazza Centre for about a decade.
But it now appears to have pinned its hopes on opening next to the M Local, close to the entrance of Kingsgate Centre.
Plans lodged with Kirklees Council show the company will have a two-floor unit with the ground floor the retail area and a stock room and staff facilities in the basement.
The closure of Peters in early 2015 sparked a huge redevelopment scheme for the Packhorse Centre, featuring a new food court and new smaller units on King Street.
The iconic Huddersfield firm had been based there for 32 years but it moved to smaller premises shortly before going bust in early 2016, owing almost £1m.
Owners, David and Caroline Whittle, re-opened the store as a new business just a few days later and retained the Peters name.
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The potential loss of Ann Summers to the Piazza Centre comes just a week after the long-standing vacant Marks and Spencers unit in the centre was finally filled by fashion retailer USC.
A spokesman for the Piazza Centre was not available to confirm if Ann Summers was set to vacate its store, close to BHS.
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Ann Summers was founded in London in 1970, named after the secretary working for founder Michael Caborn-Wakefield.
A year later it was bought by entrepreneurs David and Ralph Gold who transformed it from a back street sex shop to a high street boutique.
The shop, which sells erotic lingerie, swimwear and fancy dress, allegedly sells more than 2m rampant rabbit vibrators every year and has more than 100 shops across Britain.