New Pizza Express closure list does not include Harrogate
A Harrogate restaurant which is part of a famous national chain appears to have escaped the latest round of closures on the high street.
After Pizza Express announced today it was being forced to close 73 of its 454 restaurants in the UK, it issued a list of the places affected.
Although the likes of Leeds, Crown Street; Bristol, Berkeley Square and Hampstead, London are all ear-marked for closure, Harrogate's Pizza Express on Albert Street is not on the list.
The restaurant chain, which is majority owned by Chinese firm Hony Capital, said most of its restaurants had been profitable over the past three years but that earnings had been in decline.
Pizza Express also confirmed that the slimming of its portfolio will come with the potential loss of 1,100 jobs.
And the company said it has now appointed advisers from Lazard to begin a sale process for the business.
The full list of Pizza Express closures
Aberdeen, Belmont St
Barnstaple, Three Tuns
Birmingham, Corporation St
Bournemouth, Post Office Road
Bristol, Berkeley Square
Bristol, Regent Street
Bruton Place, London
Charlotte Street, London
Dudley, Merry Hill
Earls Court, Earls Court Road, London
Fulham Palace Road, London
Glasgow, Princes Square
Ipswich, Lloyds Avenue
Leeds, Crown Street
Milton Keynes, Hub
Newport, Isle of Wight
Newport, South Wales
O2 Finchley, London
Oxford, Oxford Castle
Reading, St Mary's Butts
Sheffield, Devonshire Street
Sheffield, The Moor
Southport, Old Bank
Wardour Street, London
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