Home Bargains has opted not to open stores on Boxing Day - one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
The former Lacy's Bar, next door to the discount chain
's current pub, the Master Mariner, is understood to have been bought in 2015.
The practice was a follow-up measure to death of a female cashier, 48, who suffered a heart attack at the discount chain
's Guro branch in Seoul on March 31.
Poundworld is pursuing a restructuring plan that could see it shut around a third of its stores, putting more than 1,500 jobs in doubt.
TEESSIDE staff at discount chain
Poundstretcher have been reassured the discount chain
is "financially secure" - despite its parent company making a loss last year.
B&M Bargains had a cracker of a Christmas after opening more than one store a week.
The discount chain
has special offers on the St Tropez range including this this threepiece Self Tan Classic Starter Kit for just PS9.99 instead of the RRP PS23.50.
Tom Morris, 62, started the Home Bargains discount chain
40 years ago.
Brothers Simon, Bobby and Robin Arora, who run Liverpool's other big discount chain
B&M, have seen their wealth rise by PS170m in the past year to PS1.92bn.
Byggmax Group AB (STO:BMAX), an operator of a home improvement discount chain
, announced on Friday that the competition authority has approved its acquisition of Skanska Byggvaror.
Byggmax (STO:BMAX), a construction material retailer and operator of a home improvement discount chain
, announced on Wednesday that it plans to open a store in Vetlanda in the second quarter of 2015.
Already the discount chain
has a store on Merthyr High Street, which opened in 2009 and employs 20 people.