Debenhams announces closure date for Blackpool store

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The department store in Houndshill Shopping Centre will close on May 8 but shoppers will be offered major discounts before it does

Debenhams store at Houndshill Shopping Centre
Debenhams store at Houndshill Shopping Centre

Debenhams has announced the closing date for another 25 stores in the UK, including the branch in Blackpool.

The department store in Houndshill Shopping Centre is set to close on May 8 as the company continues the process of shutting down its locations across the country.

The firm collapsed in 2020 before being bought by Burnley fashion retailer Boohoo in January this year.

Announcing the takeover, Boohoo confirmed all 118 stores would be closing as part of the deal with 12,000 jobs lost.

Debenhams briefly opened several stores in Lancashire, including Blackpool, on April 12 to clear what stock is remaining.

The firm is offering major discounts, including up to 80 percent off fashion and home and at least 50 percent off everything across the store.

These deals will come into effect from today (April 28).

Regeneration chiefs previously said they are actively seeking a new tenant for Blackpool’s Debenhams store.

A spokesperson for Debenhams said: “Our stock is flying off the shelves and it’s no surprise with such great bargains available.

“Time is running out for shoppers to take advantage of the incredible discounts being offered at these 25 stores.”

The famous brand and website were sold in January, but not the company’s shops.

The remaining 118 stores reopened on April 12 after lockdown for liquidators to sell off stock before closing.

Debenhams stores closing on May 8:

Blackpool

Bury St Edmunds

Crawley

Derby

Hemel Hempstead

Leeds City Centre

Lincoln

Luton

Middlesbrough

Northampton

Norwich

Nuneaton

Redditch

Scunthorpe

Southend-on-sea

Stevenage

Stockport

Sunderland

Telford

Torquay

Uxbridge

Wakefield

 

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