High street clothes shop is set to close

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A WOMEN’S clothes shop has be­come the latest ca­su­alty of the high street.

Wal­lis, on Mill Street, has an­nounced it will shut its doors on Septem­ber 19.

The news comes as Cheshire East Coun­cil con­tin­ues to work on a Town Cen­tre Re­gen­er­a­tion Scheme.

An orig­i­nal plan, pro­posed by devel­oper Wil­son Bow­den, was scrapped when Deben­hams pulled out.

Res­i­dent Norma Cherry, who moved to the town eight years ago, said she was very dis­ap­pointed in the clo­sure of Wal­lis.

Norma said: “The town looks a mess with empty shops all over the place.

“I am no ex­pert on town plan­ning but I do know when and where main­te­nance of the her­itage we al­ready have is needed. Just look at the state of the pave­ments and shop frontages at the bot­tom end of Mill Street.”

Coun Janet Jack­son, who rep­re­sents Mac­cles­field Cen­tral ward, said she was dis­ap­pointed about the clo­sure but hoped other re­tail­ers would step in.

Prest­bury shop Spirit of the An­des also went into liq­ui­da­tion last month.

A spokesman from Wal­lis was un­able to con­firm how many jobs would be lost as a re­sult of the clo­sure or why they had cho­sen to close the store.

●● Wal­lis on Mill Street, Mac­cles­field

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