Charity shop White Rose to close two Newark sites as it explains ‘difficult decision’

Two White Rose charity shops have closed their doors for good in a Nottinghamshire town after the company took the difficult decision to ‘revamp’ some of its stores. The White Rose locations on Bridge Street and Stodman Street, Newark, have closed for good.

On each of the sites there is a note written on the window explaining that the store is closed. The store exterior has been removed from the Bridge Street store, however the Stodman Street one still resembles a White Rose store at this stage.

Written in bold letters on the window, it reads: “This store is now permanently closed.” Passers-by may also see that the beloved fashion retailer has vacated the facility.

(Image: Laycie Beck)

Regarding the closures, Lee Reynolds, managing director at White Rose, said: “The business has taken the difficult decision to exit the Newark market and review some of the smaller square footage stores as we evolve the store format and unfortunately this one involves White Rose. 1, our first store based in Hockley.

“Over the past 12 months we have had high levels of investment in Nottingham, with new stores opening in Beeston, The Victoria Centre, West Bridgeford and the opening of a second trading floor in White Rose 4, Hockley. A consultation process is underway to support the current team with opportunities within the charity and we are delighted that the majority of the team have been given transfer options within the current estate.”

He added: “The White Rose growth plan remains in place with more store openings planned this summer and a new flagship store due to open in Leeds city center at the end of July.”

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