A Coventry Poundland store is “hibernating” as it sits out the reduced number of shoppers in the city centre due to the ongoing lockdown restrictions.

The shutters have been down for months, with the shop failing to join in a round of re-openings by the budget chain at the end of June.

The majority of Poundland stores remained open for business during lockdown, but around 100 were closed in March where there was another close by or where the shopping centre found it difficult to open.

Many have reopened since May, with the outlet in Hertford Street originally included on a list of those due to welcome back customers the following month.

Robust health and safety measures will operate in all the reopened Poundland stores as they have across all the outlets that have remained open, the retailer has said.

However, the Hertford Street store has remained shut.

A spokesman for Poundland said: “Our Coventry Hertford Street store is still hibernating because footfall has still not returned to levels that make it sensible to keep two stores open close-by.

“Our stores at Coventry Market Way, and the two retail parks remain open as usual.

 “We’re obviously still keeping an eye on that so we can get back to normal and reopen as quickly as possible.”





Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *