It represents a double-blow for shoppers
A major shop chain is set to shut its branch in a Cheshire town. The Crewe WH Smith store, which includes a Post Office, will close in March next year, bosses have announced.
The company says it is “disappointed” to be closing the branch on March 18 and thanked customers for their support. Bosses said the decision had been made as the store was not proving viable and the lease was due to expire.
They said staff at the store Victoria Centre store would be re-employed at nearby stores where possible. A sign at the store explains the nearest branches are in Sandbach and Nantwich.
WHSmith has also said it is in discussion with Post Office Limited to ensure it has enough time to find a suitable franchise partner to keep postal services going in the town.
A WHSmith spokesperson said: “We can confirm that the WHSmith store in Crewe will be closing in March 2023. Unfortunately, we are unable to continue to trade viably from this location and the decision has been taken to close the store as a result of the forthcoming lease expiry.
“We are currently in discussion with Post Office Limited so they have time to find a suitable franchise partner to ensure continuity of Post Office services within the town. We are disappointed to be losing our presence in Crewe and remain very thankful to our customers for their support.
“We are also extremely grateful for the commitment of our in store colleagues who we will support with this transition and redeploy to nearby stores, where possible.”
- 16:12, 8 DEC 2022