End of an era as Northampton's Marks and Spencer store closes down

One of the town's biggest high street names has closed its doors for the last time.

Monday, 13th August 2018, 5:09 pm
Updated Sunday, 2nd September 2018, 10:04 pm
Marks and Spencer closed in Northampton on Saturday

Marks and Spencer in Abington Street closed the doors to shoppers for the final time at 6pm on Saturday after decades of trading on the high street. The closure is part of a major structure by the retail giant which will eventually lead to the closure of more than 100 stores by 2022.

The doors are now shut, the signs have been removed and all that remains is a sign saying the store is now closed.

The company listed the Northampton store as one of 14 sites it had shortlisted for closure back in May.Consultations have been ongoing with the 96 staff at the outlet since then and over the past few weeks stock has been gradually shipped out to other outlets.

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Marks and Spencer closed in Northampton on Saturday

The move leaves Northampton with a large town centre retail unit vacant for the foreseeable future.