Sadness as Lincoln Debenhams confirms closing date

Shoppers admit they are gutted as Debenhams in Lincoln prepares to say its final goodbyes.

The clothing retailer has been a staple of the city centre for decades.

However, the firm revealed it was struggling last year.

It was bought by Boohoo in January for a deal worth £55million.

However, the purchase only included the Debenhams name and website, but not its physical stores.

There had been hope the stores could show their value when they were reopened for closing down sales last month.

We even went to it ourselves.

But, the closures will now go ahead.

A spokesperson for Debenhams said: “With such great bargains on offer, it’s no wonder our stock is selling out incredibly fast.”

Mirror Online reports Lincoln’s store will shut for the final time on May 8.

And that news has left many people in the city devastated to see such a big name leave Lincoln.

Many left comments on the Lincolnshire Live Facebook page when asked their thoughts on the closure.

Claire Hasyn wrote: “Definitely. Always shopped in there and not sure where I will now! But also sad because its an iconic British High st store that has been around for years. My very first job at 16 was in a Debenhams so fond memories. Feel for all the staff like so many other stores that have closed recently.”

Rosemary Wilkinson commented: “Yes I think it’s a real shame,I haven’t been able to go into town because of covid so I will miss this lovely store big time when I actually go again. I feel sorry for all the people who work there as well of course.”

Stephanie Ridpath posted: “Yes I really will, I worked there for 10 years but also my mum, my dad, my sister, my nan have also worked there over the years! Met so many lovely people through this store and have many fond memories.”

Janet Pilgrim added: “Yes I worked there for 25 years. I shall miss everyone.”

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