Browns Department Stores to close from this afternoon

Browns in York. Photograph: YorkMix

Another big name in the world of York retailing is closing indefinitely.

Browns Department Stores will close its branches, including the flagship Davygate store, from 4pm today (Monday, 23 March).

In an announcement on social media, the company says:

  • This is in response to Government advice to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

    To all our customers and staff we hope you all stay safe and healthy.

    We wish your families well in these difficult times.