Wasn’t the one in Hove previously a supermarket??
When I was a small lad I'm pretty sure it was a Tesco clothes store and then became Bejams (precursor to Iceland I think). Originally, well before anyone on here's time I'm sure, it was a Cinema I believe.
I went to primary school at st andrews which is basically behind it, leaving in 1998 and only ever remember it as a pub so if it was anything else we'd be talking mid 90's at least
it certainly looks like it could have been a shop at one point