The Wrexham branch of TJ Hughes closed earlier than anticipated as it shut its doors for the final time on Sunday.
Administrators Ernst & Young had said that the final five remaining TJ Hughes stores would close today after they failed to find a buyer for the chain.
However, shoppers at the store on Henblas Street were greeted by closed doors and the sight of an empty unit with all stocked removed as they went looking for a last minute bargain on Monday morning.
A spokesperson for the administrators said that the date had been brought forward as the majority of stock at the store had been sold off.
In a statement released last week Ernst & Young said: “A purchaser for these remaining stores was not found, and regrettably we have had to schedule these final store closures.
“We are extremely grateful to the employees and management at all the group’s stores for their loyalty and support during this very difficult time.”
As well as the loss of 41 jobs as a result of the closure, Wrexham residents have also voiced their fears for the future of the Peoples Market, which received a lot of passing trade through TJ Hughes.
Plaid Cymru’s Arfon Jones shared his reaction with Wrexham.com via Twitter, he said: “People’s Market will die now. Needs to relocate to ground floor of TJ’s. They will lose loads of footfall otherwise.”
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