HELLY Hansen will be shutting its doors for the final time in May.
The outdoor clothing retailer opened at Gloucester Quays back in 2009 but the company has decided not to renew its lease with the outlet shopping centre.
Bosses at the Quays said they already have big names lined up to replace it but were tight-lipped on exactly who.
Bradley Keen, who works at the store, said: “The lease is up for renewal but the company has decided not to renew it.
“It is a big shame because we have a lot of customers coming to the store.
“We close on May 18 and many customers have said they are upset to see us go.
“But trade still seems on the up.”
Although the company will be leaving in May, Gloucester Quays has confirmed that they have retailers lined up for the space already.
Manager Richard Rawlings said: “We are in talks with a lot of top brands.
“It seems the company is closing a few of its stores around the country and they are concentrating on the European stores instead.
“The Quays has been up and coming, with so many new stores opening recently. We are in talks about filling this space.”
Last month The White Company shut its doors despite the best efforts of Gloucester Quays trying to save it.
The White Company admitted recently that they were shifting away from outlet centres to focus on their larger shops.
But the shopping centre is still booming.
Pioneering £1.5million plans to create a new piazza in front of the Waterways Museum were unveiled earlier this year, as family restaurant TGI Friday’s revealed it is moving there too.
Trendy bar Portivo Lounge, American restaurant Ed’s Easy Diner, Italian eatery Zizzi, Mexican joint Chimichanga and Chinese buffet The Real China all opened their doors in 2013.
Helly Hansen was founded in 1877 and is headquartered in Moss, Norway.
No-one from Helly Hansen was available for a comment before the Citizen went to press.