The Wrexham branch of clothing chain Peacocks has closed its doors for the last time today it has been announced.
The troubled firm was brought out of administration by Edinburgh Woollen Mill earlier today saving 388 stores in the process.
However, administrators KPMG confirmed that the Wrexham branch was one of the 224 which would be closing resulting in 17 redundancies in the town.
There had been some suggestions that the Wrexham store would be relocated, although this has not been confirmed.
The total amount of jobs lost across the UK as a result of the sale amounts to around 3,100.
Commenting on the news on Twitter Wrexham MP Ian Lucas said: “Very bad news indeed that Peacocks closing in Wrexham. A prime town centre site will now be empty and 17 people have lost their jobs.”
Chris Laverty, joint administrator and restructuring partner at KPMG, said: “Today’s deal ensures the continued trading of a well known name on the high street. While it is unfortunate that redundancies have been necessary, we are pleased that we have been able to preserve the majority of the business and jobs.”
Discuss this with fellow wrexhamites our Wrexham Forums. Other recent threads on the forums include:
Egerton / King Street Regenaration
Famous People spotted in Wrexham
Patient treatment needs utmost priority
Memorial Hall Soul Night
Marks & Spencer
Wrexham Council Advertising Costs
Big Killer hits Wrexham