Debenhams confirms Sheffield and Meadowhall store will close next week – with huge closing down sale

Debenhams has confirmed the last day for shops in the city centre and at Meadowhall as the company says a final goodbye to the UK high street.

By David Walsh
Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 9:52 am

The company is today announcing its final 49 closures, having already announced 52.

Shops on The Moor in Sheffield city centre and in Meadowhall will close on Saturday May 15.

A spokesperson for Debenhams said: “We are now heading into the final days of our closing down sale and this is the very last chance for our customers to take advantage of some incredible deals.

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The Moor. Debenhams. Picture: Chris Etchells

"With up to 80 per cent off across our remaining stores, customers are urged to shop now while stocks last.

“Over the next 10 days, Debenhams will close its doors on the high street for the final time in its 242-year history. Our sincere thanks go out to all of our colleagues and customers who have joined us on this journey. We hope to see you all one last time in stores before we say a final goodbye to the UK high street.”

Stores have been made Covid-secure, with hygiene and social distancing measures, he added.

The retailer reopened in April offering big discounts to raise money for creditors.

It had been in and out of administration before FRP Advisory announced in December rescue talks had failed and it planned to wind the company down.

Online retailer Boohoo bought the brand for £55m in February. At that point the administrators said all 118 stores would close and 12,000 staff would be made redundant.

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Thank you. Nancy Fielder, editor.