New: Major Harrogate store to close permanently

Harrogate’s Debenhams store on Parliament Street will not reopening after lockdown measures are eased, the store’s owners have confirmed.

Thursday, 14th January 2021, 1:05 pm
The Harrogate Debenhams on Parliament Street is one of the branches not reopening after lockdown.
The Harrogate Debenhams on Parliament Street is one of the branches not reopening after lockdown.

The closure is one of six announced today, Wednesday as the famous chain continues to go through the liquidation process.

The announcement, which comes a month after the company filed for liquidation, will also see its flagship Oxford Street branch close.

A total of 320 jobs so far will be lost nationwide.

Other branches of Debenhams which will not be reopening include Portsmouth, Staines, Weymouth and Worcester.

The company said it is still in discussions with landlords over the future of its remaining 100 plus outlets but the danger remained the business would close completely unless a buyer was found.

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