Another Boots store looks set to move out of York.
The Boots Opticians branch on the corner of Parliament Street and Church Street is destined to go in the next couple of months.
The lease for the store is now being advertised as a ‘prime listed shop unit to let’.
According to the property details, the current lease is due to expire on 26 January 2024, which would be the very last day Boots Opticians could trade there.
A spokesperson for Boots declined to comment, saying they weren’t able to make an official statement at this stage.
The company announced in the summer that 300 Boots shops would shut over the following year. Those earmarked to go were all within 1¼ miles of another store.
The Kings Square branch of Boots closed last month. Customers were directed to use the Coney Street branch instead.
That store does have an opticians inside. However, the future of the Coney Street Boots is also in doubt as the building is due to be demolished under plans for a new riverside development.
Rent of £77K
What is now Boots on Parliament Street was previously home to Dollond & Aitchison opticians. In 2006, it expanded the store into what was once the Maynews newsagent, next to what is the Wine Stories restaurant today.
It was rebranded after Boots Opticians acquired Dollond & Aitchison in 2009.
The building was bought by London-based Taylorklein Properties for £2.038 million in 2018.
Details of the lease now being marketed cover the basement, ground, first, second and third floors.
The lease costs £77,500 a year, and the rateable value is £72,000.