Two well-known high street names are closing stores in York today (Saturday).
The Boots store on the corner of Kings Square shut for the last time at 6pm.
It’s part of a nationwide closure programme by the chain of chemists, which will see the loss of 300 of its 2,200 stores.
Customers are being directed to Boots’ flagship York store on Coney Street – but the future of that branch is also in doubt.
Under the Coney Street Riverside scheme, now in with the council, number 43 Coney Street – which now houses Boots – would be knocked down.
“The lease on our Coney Road store is due to end later this year, and we are in the process of reviewing alternative options,” a spokesperson for Boots said.
Meanwhile, Iceland, the frozen food specialist, shut its Fulford Road branch at 4pm today.
A spokesperson for the retailer confirmed earlier this year that it wouldn’t be renewing its lease at the shopping centre, which is also home to an Aldi.
Iceland shoppers are being directed to The Food Warehouse on Foss Islands Road.