Two more Boots stores are definitely closing in York, as rumours swirl that more branches are to follow.
But Boots is not saying a word about the closure programme in the city.
The branch on Clifton will shut on 17 February.
A sign in the window directs customers to the nearest branch, on Coney Street in the city centre.
Other nearby stores mentioned on the poster are the ones on Front Street, Acomb and at Monks Cross Shopping Park.
Meanwhile the Boots on East Parade, Heworth, is also just weeks from closure.
A poster in its window says it will close on 9 March. It directs customers to the Heworth Village store.
These are only the latest in a series of closures of Boots branches. The one in the Coppergate Centre went in August 2020, the Kings Square shop disappeared in October, and the Boots Opticians on Parliament Street’s lease is up in January.
Meanwhile, the flagship city centre store on Coney Street is set to be mostly demolished under plans to remodel the riverside thoroughfare.
Its lease was due to finish at the end of this year.
Boots staff have told YorkMix that they fear more suburban branches will follow.
We contacted Boots and asked a series of questions about the closure programme in York, including what will happen to the staff affected.
A spokesperson declined to comment.
Boots announced in June a plan to shut 300 of its stores across Britain over the next year.
A Boots spokeswoman said at the time: “Evolving the store estate in this way allows Boots to concentrate its team members where they are needed and focus investment more acutely in individual stores with the ambition of consistently delivering an excellent and reliable service in a fresh and up-to-date environment.”