Carphone Warehouse closing standalone UK stores

Carphone Warehouse are set to close the doors to 531 standalone stores in the UK.

The reason for the closure is because the company have drawn their focus to ‘selling mobile devices and connectivity through its shop-in-shops in 305 big Currys PC World stores and online.’

Carphone Warehouse’s visual identity (Carphone Warehouse)

The mobile phone retailer has two standalone locations in Nuneaton and Hinckley and Carphone Warehouse have confirmed to Hinckley Free Press that these branches shall close on 3 April.

Nuneaton’s branch is located inside of the family-oriented Ropewalk Shopping Centre and Hinckley’s is based next door to WHSmith and their Post Office in Castle Street.

In Nuneaton

Nuneaton’s Carphone Warehouse branch originally opened as a part of the opening of the Ropewalk shopping back on 1 September 2005 as one of the original occupants and has been there ever since.

Carphone Warehouse occupies unit 15b in the Ropewalk, which is visible on this floor plan (Vaughan Moore for Hinckley Free Press)

In Nuneaton, this will now follow suit of a few retailers who have recently left the centre and create a new vacant space in the Ropewalk shopping complex.

Recently, HMV, Accessorize and Monsoon have all, left during the start of the new year.

However, it’s not going to be bad news for long, as JD Sports, Bodycare and GAME are all joining the Ropewalk.

In Hinckley

Late last year in Hinckley, the town lost a few shop units in the town centre, but they don’t sit empty for long.

The former William Hill space turned into a Millington Travel holidaymakers and Thomas Cook’s unit turned into a Hays Travel holidaymakers.

An archived photo of lower Castle Street (Mason Moore for Hinckley Free Press)

If history repeats itself, Hinckley’s Carphone Warehouse shall hopefully only sit empty for a very short period of time.

Opposite Carphone Warehouse, Poundstretcher have recently purchased the former Dunelm unit and we’ll keep you updated as that story develops further.

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