The former Monty Smith garage and car dealership at 56 Windsor Road, has been bought by a firm run by a company owned by a Penarth businessman Mr Xavier Joseph Rush.
The company, Cardiff-based X-Stream Holdings Ltd, bought the freehold premises for £194,750.
Mr Rush – a New Zealander who is a well-known sports coach and former Cardiff Blues player – has a number of business interests in the UK.
The Monty Smith Car showroom was formerly the Windsor Kinema – and traces of the original cinema are still to be seen inside the building
The sale was completed earlier this month but it’s still not known what plans there are for the re-development of the site – which has been an eyesore in the town for several years. The Vale of Glamorgan Council confirmed in April this year that the site could be yused for A1″ retail use . This includes the following possible uses:-
(a) for the retail sale of goods other than hot food,
(b) as a post office,
(c) for the sale of tickets or as a travel agency,
(d) for the sale of sandwiches or other cold food for consumption off the premises,
(e) for hairdressing,
(f) for the direction of funerals,
(g) for the display of goods for sale,
(h) for the hiring out of domestic or personal goods or articles,
(i) for the reception of goods to be washed, cleaned or repaired