Discount chain looking for another site after closing Wellingborough store

Bosses of a discount store say they are keen to retain a presence in Wellingborough despite closing their town centre site.

Wednesday, 8th March 2017, 5:00 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:05 am
QD Stores opened in Wellingborough in 2009

QD Stores moved into the former Woolworths site in Market Street back in 2009, but it has recently closed after they were given notice to leave.

Despite this, bosses of the independently-owned chain of discount stores say they are keen to stay in the town and are looking at possible sites in or around Wellingborough.

Bosses have also said a number of staff affected by the closure are transferring over to the new QD shop opening in the former Co-op premises in Brook Street, Raunds, this week.

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QD Stores has closed its store in Market Street, Wellingborough

A spokesman for QD said: “Sadly, we were given notice to leave our Wellingborough store by our new landlords.

“We are very pleased to be opening our new store in Raunds: that is part of the new store opening programme we have here at QD.

“It is not meant to be a replacement for our Market Street store in Wellingborough.

“In fact, we are actively looking for another site in and around Wellingborough, so we hope to be serving our customers in the town again in the very near future.”

The former Woolworths store in Market Street

Five staff from the Wellingborough store have transferred over to the new Raunds store, which is opening tomorrow (Thursday) at 9am, and they will add to the seven new staff that are being recruited.

The new stor manager Anthony Nash is transferring to Raunds from QD’s Thing-Me-Bobs store in March.

QD Stores has closed its store in Market Street, Wellingborough
The former Woolworths store in Market Street