Northampton Debenhams to close for good by mid-May in another high street blow
The company has narrowed down the closing date to a 12-day period, but is yet to confirm a specific date
A popular department store which has been a stalwart for Northampton’s high street will close for good by mid-May.
Debenhams has announced a closing date for 27 of its stores across England and Wales after the company was forced into administration last year.
The 27 stores that have a confirmed closing date will shut their doors for a final time on May 2 or May 4.
Northampton’s store in Drapery was not included on this list, meaning there is no confirmed closing date, as yet.
Debenhams has, however, confirmed a 12-day period in which the store will close and it could be as soon as May 4.
Between May 4 and May 15 the Northampton store, which is still popular as proven by the huge queues on reopening day (April 12), will close for good.
Chronicle & Echo has asked Debenhams for a confirmed date, however a spokesman said it has not yet been confirmed, but that the company will be announcing the closing date ‘in the next few weeks’.
In the meantime, the shop is still offering discounts of up to 80 percent of fashion and home and up to 70 percent off fragrance.
The spokesman for Debenhams added: “With such great bargains on offer, it’s no wonder our stock is selling out incredibly fast.
“Time is running out for shoppers to take advantage of the incredible discounts being offered at these 27 stores.”
An update will be posted as soon as a closing date is confirmed.
Once the store closes, the prominent building could be turned into hundreds of students flats as planning permission has been submitted.
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