Potters Bar Carpetright set to close

PUBLISHED: 12:26 12 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:26 12 September 2018

Carpetright in Potters Bar is set to close. 
Picture: Google Street View

Carpetright in Potters Bar is set to close. Picture: Google Street View

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Carpetright has announced a closing date for its store in Potters Bar.

A Carpetright spokeswoman told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “Following the approval of a Community Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) in April, our Potters Bar store is due to close at the end of September.

“We would like to thank all of our valued customers for their support over the years and are pleased to confirm that we have several stores within miles that will remain open including London Whetstone.

“We are continuing to prioritise the redeployment of colleagues into neighbouring stores where possible.”

Carpetright leases its Potters Bar premises at 77-79 Darkes Lane.

Back in April, the retailer announced that it would be closing 92 stores nationwide as part of a restructuring programme.

The move was expected to result in 300 jobs being lost, and at the time it was not thought that the Potters Bar store would be closing.

At the time, Carpetright’s chief executive Wilf Walsh said: “These tough but necessary actions will enable us to address the burden of a legacy UK property estate consisting of too many poorly located stores on unsustainable rents and are essential if we are to restore our profitability and deliver a successful turnaround.”

Potters Bar residents are now curious to see what will take the place of Carpetright as it leaves a sizeable and central town centre unit.

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