A SOUTHEND style retailer is ready to shut its Excessive Avenue base and the workers made redundant, except a final gasp change of premises might be agreed.
Choose Trend will shut its web site at 170 Excessive Avenue on Saturday, with workers instructed final week that redundancies may comply with for the crew of seven.
Yesterday a supervisor on the retailer instructed the Echo regardless of the unhappy information an space supervisor has acknowledged that conversations are going down to see if the store may relocate to a different Excessive Avenue spot – in one of many models neighbouring Ann Summers however that is but to be accredited.
Workers have been unable to substantiate what’s deliberate for the store sooner or later.
The style retailer went into administration earlier this yr and executives have been trying to lower prices since.
It’s the newest clothes retailer to shut and depart the city centre.
Anne Jackson, 62, stated: “All we ever hear about are our garments outlets closing. I appreciated Choose, it at all times had numerous choices and I at all times thought it was fairly common. You do hope they will discover one other web site and don’t have to shut as a result of we actually do have an actual lack of choices.
“I used to be at all times a giant BHS fan, I do know that closed a number of years in the past now however we’re nonetheless feeling the affect.
“Then it was Topshop, final yr I feel, I by no means shopped there overly however my grandchildren did. Folks have to help our Excessive Avenue.”
The style retailer plunged into administration in Could this yr, with 1,800 jobs being put in danger.
Main issues have been raised over the way forward for the Excessive Avenue, however leaders have insisted that the £150 million Marine Plaza and Seaway developments will deliver floods of individuals to the city, and increase Excessive Avenue.
Bailey Cube, 22, a supervisor at Choose, stated: “They initially instructed us that we’d be closing utterly on Saturday. However now they’ve stated we could also be relocating when it closes to the underside of the city, subsequent to Anne Summers. They’ve stated they may tell us at the moment. We’re all hoping it’s excellent news.”