Over the past 22 years, the Central Promenade retail outlet, one of Blackpool’s main bargain stores, has been popular with tourists.
Housing separate stalls for independent traders.
“It would be a shame to close it,” said Mrs Mills. “It’s cheap and cheerful and there are plenty of nice things for the children.
“The traders are really friendly and it’s a great place that has a lot of nice different things.”
George Swanwick, 80, on a day-trip to the resort from Newcastle-under-Lyme, said: “I’ve been coming to Blackpool for many years and I’ll be very sad to see this place go.”
Bosses at Pricebusters said the company had tried to counteract traders’ reduced activity levels by taking over responsibility for several of the operations such as the café and arcade.
Bosses at Pricebusters, the trading arm of Adamhill Limited, will shut the indoor retail market at the end of the summer season on November 5 2007.
Dwindling customer numbers and an increase in bargain stores such as Primark have been blamed for the closure of the shop, which houses about 25 stalls.
And it is likely that the iconic landmark building in Bank Hey Street, will revert back to a more conventional retail format in due course to complement the new Sportsworld store which will open soon on the first and second floors.
Weatherspoon’s occupies the ground floor.