Closure timeline for Fife Debenhams branch confirmed by retailer

Fife’s Debenhams store will shut for good by mid-May, the retailer has announced.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 12:00 am
Updated Monday, 12th April 2021, 12:11 pm

Debenhams went into administration for a second time last April and its hopes of survival rested on sole bidder JD Sports, which pulled out in late 2020.

Administrators began a wind-down of its UK operation and chains remained open for in-store and online trading prior to January’s coronavirus lockdown.

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The Debenhams branch in Dunfermline will close in May. Picture: Scott Louden.

The Dunfermline branch, which is based in the Kingsgate Shopping Centre, has remained close since the retail industry was forced into another coronavirus lockdown at the turn of the year.

All of Debenhams’ UK stores are set to close by Sunday, May 15.

Indicating the timeline for national closures, a company spokeswoman said: “Debenhams’ stores will start to close permanently from May 2, with the stock clearance completed and final stores expected to close by May 15.

“The closing date for each store will depend on the stock clearance.”

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