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.