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Schuh closes Gloucester store at Kings Walk shopping centre

By citizenmike  |  Posted: January 08, 2014

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Shut up shop... Schuh in Gloucester

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SHOE store Schuh has shut up shop in Gloucester.

The national retailer shut down its store in the Kings Walk shopping centre without warning.

One of the firm’s online assistants confirmed to the Citizen yesterday that the store had closed down for good.

They directed customers to go to the Cheltenham branch instead.

It was only in April last year that the quirky footwear retailer announced that it would be moving into Gloucester.

The shop took on around 15 workers.

Schuh, based in Scotland, opened 16 new stores in 2012 including in Bath, Cardiff St Davids and Cribbs Causeway.

It comes at the same time as the Ultimate Party Shop closed its pop-up shop in the shopping centre. The store had opened temporarily in the run-up to the Christmas period, but it too is asking its customers to go to its permanent Cheltenham branch.

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  • liamtop328931  |  January 09 2014, 3:16PM

    Store closed due to falling sales source member of staff

  • SELINA30  |  January 09 2014, 1:11PM

    Does Paul James still think that Gloucester is bucking the national trend?

  • Peter_Parker  |  January 09 2014, 9:28AM

    Maybe they'll replace it with a 'Pop-up £1 Shop' ?

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  • Parent51  |  January 08 2014, 11:24PM

    Isn't it strange, when a shop opens, Paul James is there all over it, saying it is great to have a good shop here in Gloucester. When one closes, where is he? It is about time, the council helped Gloucester businesses to stay by reducing the rates etc. I have seen this once great city, deteriorate. We have coffee shops, 99p and pound shops, charity shops, phone shops, not many shoe shops, not many electrical shops, not much of anything anymore.

  • jas37  |  January 08 2014, 10:59PM

    Okay a typo , the graphics on the window stated "This is a Schuh Pop up Store" from day one.

  • jas37  |  January 08 2014, 10:20PM

    The writing was on the wall from the day it opened, the graphics on the windows stated " This is a Scuch Pop up Store" , they clearly weren't hiding the fact that it was a temporary store.

  • JemmyWood  |  January 08 2014, 7:58PM

    Another closure... But fon't worry... Peel now own a large part of Gloucester around the Quays and Bristol Road... The town centre is moving down there slowly....... Unless councilors put the brakes on.

  • monkeymaker  |  January 08 2014, 7:51PM

    You know what would look good in this empty space? A Costa Coffee shop!

  • Glos_Lad34  |  January 08 2014, 7:40PM

    Well that's not very good, Opening a store less than a year then closing it.

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