A clothes retailer is about to shut in Bournemouth city centre | Popgen Tech
ANOTHER Bournemouth city middle store is about to shut its doorways for good as its proprietor warns Bournemouth is in “decline”.
JR Fashions, a ladies’s clothes retailer on Previous Christchurch Highway, close to Richmond Gardens Buying Heart and Burlington Retail Arcade, is about to shut.
The style retailer has been round for greater than two years and is the most recent in a rising line of outlets to shut its doorways in Bournemouth city centre.
Proprietor Mr Singh mentioned the dearth of enterprise and footfall within the city middle was primarily in charge for the choice to shut the store.
He mentioned: “With Lidl and Wilkinson closing earlier this 12 months, there’s nothing large left.
“All of the eating places and cafes are attempting, however I believe they will even shut quickly. I do know just a few who mentioned it may very well be.’
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Mr Singh added that Bournemouth’s “declining” excessive avenue will worsen earlier than it will get higher – and enterprise charges are additionally in charge.
“Nobody needs to shut. I am fortunate I am not on a long-term lease; my grasp was very variety to me.
“However I’ll go some other place. I’ve to make a residing.
“It is the identical story on each avenue. Impartial shops will open, however they may shut quickly.”
Bournemouth city middle has misplaced some large names over the previous 12 months.
Buyers mentioned goodbye to Wilko in February after it left Richmond Gardens purchasing centre, resulting in a drop in footfall within the space.
The scenario was made worse by Lidl’s determination to depart the middle in October, with rents, an growing older retailer and a common decline in footfall blamed for the choice to shut the city centre’s solely grocery store.
Dozens of items stay unoccupied alongside Previous Christchurch Highway, together with Home of Fraser, which closed its doorways in March and has since been derelict.
Well-known outfitters that stay within the metropolis middle embrace Primark, Zara and FatFace, which is situated two doorways down from JR Fashions.