National pub chain JD Wetherspoon has confirmed that it is close to completing a deal to buy a disused store in Morley town centre.
The deal involves the former Blockbuster video store in Queen Street, which has been empty since before Christmas.
The £1 million project would create 40 jobs.
A completion date of February 10 has been set, although planning and licencing permission will still need to be granted by Leeds City Council.
JD Wetherspoons spokesman Eddie Gershon said: “We are delighted to have exchanged on the former Blockbuster store in Morley.
“We have been keen to open a pub in the town for a number of years and are now closer to that happening.”
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