Poundland closing main Nuneaton store next week

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 20 October 2020

ONE of Nuneaton’s two Poundland branches are set to close at the end of the month.

Poundland on Queens Road (Mason Moore for Hinckley Free Press)

The Poundland store on Queens Road, which is housed in the town’s former Woolworths space in Nuneaton town centre, are set to finally pull their shutters down for the final time on October 31.

A ‘massive reduction’ sale, of a 25 per cent off offer is currently being held until the store closure, to clear the shop shelves of their stock.

This is to make sure that the unit is left empty ready for when they close down next week, to make way for the next unannounced future occupant.

In a statement to The Hinckley Free Press, a spokesperson for Poundland, said: “While we’re sad to have to close our doors at Queens Road at the end of the month, we’ll still be offering customers amazing value at nearby Market Place.

“Where we close a store, it goes without saying we always work hard to look after colleagues.”

Confusingly, amidst the busiest and most uncertain time through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Poundland chain on Queens Road remained open serving ‘essential items’ whilst the Market Place-based location was temporarily closed, however it has since reopened.

Other local locations staying open

Their second location, housed in the town’s former Marks and Spencer store, on Market Place, shall remain open to customers, just like the branch over in Hinckley in The Crescent shopping complex.

History: Poundland in Nuneaton

Abbey Street

The British discount chain’s first store in Nuneaton town centre came in the early 2000s and was located on Abbey Street next door to the then ever-popular pizza eatery, Pizza Hut.

This location closed their doors in 2016 and has since been transformed to Nuneaton’s new home to an international dessert chain, named Kaspa’s Desserts.

Market Place

Poundland moved into their second location in Nuneaton town centre in Market Place back on 18 August 2012, just after British household supermarket, Marks and Spencer, closed their doors.

Queens Road

The Queens Road branch opened their doors back in the mid-2010s after acquiring the now-defunct convenience store chain, 99p Stores, which then seen ex-99p Stores locations become Poundland branches.

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