The dying days of Debenhams in Chesterfield - when will it shut for good?

The closing down sale at Debenhams in Chesterfield is understood to be going well.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 11:33 am
Updated Friday, 23rd April 2021, 11:44 am

The store at Ravenside Retail Park reopened on April 12 after lockdown restrictions were eased – but will soon shut for good.

A Debenhams spokesperson said: “The store will close between May 4 and 15.

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Debenhams in Chesterfield.

“The closing down sale offers incredible limited-time bargains, with up to 70 per cent off fashion and home products, and up to 50 per cent off beauty and fragrance lines.

“Stocks are limited so customers should visit their nearest store quickly to avoid disappointment.

“We are very grateful for the efforts of our staff who have worked so hard throughout the most difficult of circumstances to keep the business trading.”

Debenhams opened its Chesterfield shop at Ravenside Retail Park in 2012.

The owner of Ravenside Retail Park, Land Securities Group PLC, has confirmed it is in ‘active discussions with an alternative brand’ interested in moving to the prominent building after Debenhams closes for good.

More information about this is expected to be released to the Derbyshire Times soon.

Debenhams entered administration for the second time in April last year.

It had struggled for years as a result of rising debts and falling profits as more shopping moved online.

In January, fashion retailer Boohoo bought the Debenhams brand and website from administrators for £55million.

However, Boohoo will not take on any of the firm’s remaining shops or its workforce – meaning up to 12,000 jobs at the historic department store chain will go.

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