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More stores close in Preston: Newsagents, Useful Shop and Duffers all shut down

Posted on - 3rd March, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News

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Signs the extremely tough economic climate on the streets of Preston.

The first quarter of the year is typically a busy time for retailers to announce store closings. This year’s closings are likely indicative of a new trend, sparked by more and more shoppers turning to the Web.

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Here are just a couple of the city centre store closures so far this year.

The Useful Shop for Spares and Repairs located in the Guild Hall shopping arcade closed recently. Luckily, most of the shop transferred over to a unit at the Upper Market in Preston, so not a total loss. The owners would like to thank everyone for their custom at their old store.

Squares Newsagents at 2 Cheapside across from the Flag Market in Preston sold its last paper a short while ago. The premises will reopen as an Electronic Cigarette outlet.

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Duffer closed its Preston stores on Fishergate and Friargate. The fashion store business, which first opened in 1993 in Preston, was badly hit by the economic climate plus a lack of support from the banks.

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Do you know of any other stores closing in Preston? Let us know in the comments below

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