New Look already shuttered down and guttered out

New Look

New Look already shuttered down and guttered out

Workmen have been seen clearing out the former New Look store in Grimsby following its closure on Sunday the 30th of January.

New Look confirmed the closure early last week after rumours began to circulate.

It was initially thought that the retailer would be moving to a different site within Freshney Place, but staff later announced that the store would in fact be closing altogether.

A spokesperson for the company has stated that the landlord decided to end the lease early in turn forcing the closure.

A statement issued by New Look said: “Regrettably the New Look store in Freshney Place will be closing in January after the landlord decided to exit the lease early.

“Whilst it was therefore not our decision to close the store, we are focusing on supporting our store colleagues and where possible finding alternative roles for them within the business.”

Locals have responded with frustration and disappointment following the announcement that another major store is set to depart the area.

One local said: “Freshney Place is an utterly desolate and miserable place to be now.

“There has to be a reason for the shops disappearing from the place!

“It was a decent shopping centre in the 90’s and 00’s but is now just an embarrassment for Grimsby. Such a shame.”

“They might as well close Freshney Place there’s that many empty shops,” added another.

Just days after the New Look announcement, it was also confirmed that Freshney Place shopping centre had been placed into receivership following ongoing financial difficulties.

Video-game retailer Game have also announced plans to close.

Updates to follow.

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