A clothes retailer is about to shut in Bournemouth city centre | Popgen Tech


ANOTHER Bournemouth city heart 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JR Fashions, a ladies’s clothes retailer on Outdated Christchurch Highway, close to Richmond Gardens Procuring Middle and Burlington Retail Arcade, is about to shut.

The style retailer has been round for greater than two years and is the newest in a rising line of shops to shut its doorways in Bournemouth city centre.

Proprietor Mr Singh mentioned the dearth of enterprise and footfall within the city heart was primarily responsible for the choice to shut the store.

Bournemouth Echo: JR Fashions is closing in BournemouthJR Fashions is closing down in Bournemouth (Picture: Every day Echo)

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 feel they will even shut quickly. I do know a number of 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 responsible.

“Nobody desires to shut. I am fortunate I am not on a long-term lease; my grasp was very sort to me.

Bournemouth Echo: House of Fraser remains closedHome of Fraser stays closed (Picture: Every day Echo)

“However I will go some other place. I’ve to make a dwelling.

“It is the identical story on each avenue. Unbiased shops will open, however they’ll shut quickly.”

Bournemouth city heart has misplaced some large names over the previous 12 months.

Consumers mentioned goodbye to Wilko in February after it left Richmond Gardens buying centre, resulting in a drop in footfall within the space.

The state of affairs was made worse by Lidl’s choice to depart the middle in October, with rents, an ageing retailer and a basic decline in footfall blamed for the choice to shut the city centre’s solely grocery store.

Dozens of models stay unoccupied alongside Outdated Christchurch Highway, together with Home of Fraser, which closed its doorways in March and has since been derelict.

Well-known clothes shops that stay within the metropolis heart embody Primark, Zara and FatFace, which is situated two doorways down from JR Fashions.


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