Falkirk Debenhams store to close as retailer reveals likely timeline

Falkirk’s Debenhams branch is to close for good, the retailer has confirmed.

By Jonathon Reilly
Tuesday, 9th February 2021, 2:37 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th February 2021, 2:40 pm

The Howgate Shopping Centre store – currently closed due to coronavirus restrictions – will shut its doors to customers “permanently” once all of its stocked has been cleared.

Debenhams went into administration for a second time last April and its hopes of survival rested on sole bidder JD Sports, which pulled out in late 2020.

Administrators began a wind-down of its UK operation and the chain remained open for in-store and online trading prior to January’s coronavirus lockdown.

Debenhams has confirmed its store in The Howgate Shopping Centre, Falkirk is to close permanently. Picture: Michael Gillen.

It was stated at the conclusion of this process, if no alternative offers had been received, all UK operations – including Falkirk – would close.

The firm has now provided details of a timeline for the closure of all of its stores.

A Debenhams spokeswoman said: “Stores will reopen once lockdown ends to complete the stock clearance – anticipated to take four to six weeks – and then close permanently.”

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