Freshney Place loses another store

Freshney Place

Freshney Place loses another store

Grimsby’s Freshney Place has lost yet another store, as Thorntons announces that it is permanently closing its doors.

The shopping centre recently reopened on 4 July following almost three months of closure.

A notice which has appeared on the shutters of the store has confirmed that sadly, it will not be reopening.

No reason has been cited, although there is speculation that the closure relates to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

It simply reads:

“We regret to confirm this store will not be reopening. You’ll still find all of your favourites on”

Freshney Place and the High Street were already struggling prior to the outbreak of coronavirus.

The financial strain of months of closure is thought to have been too much for many of Britains chain stores.

John Lewis and Boots have announced job cuts due to the impact of Covid-19.

Thorntons joins the, sadly, ever-growing list of stores to vanish from Freshney Place.

House of Fraser, Accessorize and Monsoon have all also closed down this year.

Earlier this month North East Lincolnshire Council announced regeneration plans to encourage people to return to Grimsby’s High Street.

If it goes ahead, the project will see the demolition of the Top Town Market, and the former BHS building.

The expectation is that these would be replaced with spaces for new shops, restaurants, a market, and a cinema.

The Thorntons store on St Peter’s Avenue in Cleethorpes remains open.

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