Debenhams in Gloucester has announced that it will reopen for one final closing down sale, expected to last until the stores finally closes on Wednesday 12 May 2021.
Like many businesses, on Monday 12 April 2021, Debenhams welcomed customers back to some of its stores — including the Gloucester store in Kings Square — for a closing down sale with prices slashed by up to 70 per cent.
This comes after the retailer went into liquidation in December 2020 and announced it would be closing all of its stores.
The sale will give people the chance to take one last look at the building as a Debenhams department store, before the 1930s Art Deco building is transformed by its new owners.
At the beginning of 2021, University of Gloucestershire announced that they are the new owners of Debenhams Gloucester and have ambitious plans to turn the 20,000 square metres into teaching space for higher education students.
A spokesperson for Debenhams said: ‘We are now heading into the final days of our closing down sale and this is the very last chance for our customers to take advantage of some incredible deals. With up to 80 per cent off across our remaining stores, customers are urged to shop now while stocks last.
‘Over the next 10 days, Debenhams will close its doors on the high street for the final time in its 242 year history. Our sincere thanks go out to all of our colleagues and customers who have joined us on this journey. We hope to see you all one last time in stores before we say a final goodbye to the UK high street.’