Hundreds of shoppers wait in line for Debenhams in Sheffield before it closes for good

A long queue of shoppers has formed outside the Debenhams store on The Moor, Sheffield as they aim to visit the popular retail chain for one last time.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 12:04 pm

It was previously announced that the retail giant would permanently close its stores including two in Sheffield - The Moor and Meadowhall.

But as non-essential shops are allowed to be back in business beginning today (April 12) as part of the government's latest easing of restrictions, the store is now offering big discounts in a final closing down sale.

Dozens of people could be seen queuing outside its store at The Moor even before it opened its doors at 10am.

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Debenhams store on The Moor sees a long queue of shoppers waiting outside its premises before it opens for the first time in months. Picture by Chris Etchells

The company said its Sheffield department stores would offer discounts of up to 70 per cent in a final stock liquidation process and close for good once everything is cleared.

Debenhams stores will start to close permanently from May 2, with the final sites expected to shut by May 15.

The company said this would be the last chance for customers in England and Wales to visit their local Debenhams before their stores close for good.

The reopening will see a range of offers and discounts across all of their customers’ favourite brands and products as they hope to clear their stock ahead of the closure.

Debenhams is offering a closing down sale up to 70% to clear their stock before it permanently closes. Picture by Chris Etchells

Debenhams had been in and out of administration before FRP Advisory announced on December 1 that rescue talks had failed and it planned to wind the company down and sell off all the stock.

The store is one of the largest buildings on The Moor but was not included in a multi-million revamp due to separate ownership.

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