Scunthorpe's Toys 'R' Us store set to close this week

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 8 Mar 2018

The Toys 'R' Us store in Scunthorpe is set to close its doors for the final time on Friday.

The store, on the Gallagher Retail Park, has been operating a closing down sale since January, with big discounts available on remaining stock.

Signs in the window of the branch have been counting down the days remaining until the doors are locked for the last time after almost 18 years of trading at the site, with today's poster saying it was into its last three days.

The store has been emptying rapidly as the remaining stock is snapped up, with floor space reducing week by week as items were sold at discounts of up to 60 per cent.

The sale then stepped up a gear two weeks ago, when a further 20 per cent was slashed off all prices.

Fixtures and fittings at the store are also being advertised for sale, with a poster in the window saying items such as storage racking, shop shelving, cash registers and lockers are available for bulk purchase.

The Scunthorpe branch was one of 25 across the country which were to be affected by closures announced by the American-owned retailer in December.

The move was said to be part of a plan to transform the business to meet the evolving needs of customers in the current UK retail market, with warehouse-style stores like the one in Scunthorpe targeted by the closures.

Since then, however, Toys 'R' Us UK has been placed into administration, leaving the future uncertain for its other remaining stores.

The Scunthorpe branch started trading in July 2002 after more than £2 million was invested on building a 30,000 square feet unit.

At the time the store, offering 6,500 different lines, was said to be the most modern in Britain.

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