Hastings Debenhams store to reopen for closing down sale

Department store chain Debenhams has announced its Hastings town centre shop will reopen for a final closing down sale.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 12:22 pm
Updated Friday, 9th April 2021, 9:27 am

The company’s remaining 97 stores, including in Robertson Street, Hastings, will reopen on April 12 and are expected to close permanently between May 2 and May 15.

Shoppers can take advantage of up to 70 per off fashion and home products, and up to 50 per cent off beauty and fragrance lines.

A spokesperson for Debenhams said: “This is the last chance for customers in England and Wales to visit their local Debenhams before sadly our stores close for good.

Hastings town centre pictured at the end of England's second lockdown on 2/12/20. Queue for Debenhams SUS-200212-143524001

“We will be reopening with a fantastic range of offers and discounts across all of our customers’ favourite brands and products. Stocks are limited and expected to sell out quickly so customers should visit their nearest store quickly to avoid disappointment.

“We are very grateful for the efforts of our staff who have worked so hard throughout the most difficult of circumstances to keep the business trading.”

Following the store closures Debenhams will operate as an online-only business run by its new owner the online fashion retailer Bohoo.

In January, Debenhams confirmed its Hastings store would close once stock has been cleared following the third national lockdown.

Hastings town centre pictured at the end of England's second lockdown on 2/12/20. Debenhams SUS-200212-143444001

The Debenhams building in Hastings has also been sold with plans for it to be converted into mixed use.

Councillor Colin Fitzgerald, lead councillor for regeneration, culture and tourism, at the time said: “Regarding the Hastings site we are aware that this been recently sold. We understand with a view to converting the site to mixed use.

“We stand ready to support the new owners where we can to ensure the success of the site going forwards. We also understand that employment will continue after the lockdown restrictions have been lifted, while the store reopens to liquidate stock and to get the store ready.”