High street clothes shop is set to close
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