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Staff told shoe shop will close

‘Closing down’ signs have gone up in the window of shoe shop Stead and Simpson in Bicester.

Staff at the Sheep Street store were told on Monday morning the store was to close, but have not yet been given a date.

A spokesman for the firm’s parent company Shoezone said: “We are closing the store due to poor sales performance and rising costs.

“It was a difficult decision and was not taken lightly.

“Every effort will be made to redeploy staff to other stores.”

The firm refused to comment on how many jobs would be lost.

Formerly Freeman, Hardy and Willis, there had been a shoe shop at the site for more than 40 years.

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1:59pm Wed 14 Nov 12

JanetJ says...

Sad news - I haven't tried shopping in Bicester since I couldn't find anywhere to park last time I visited. How many shops are left in Bicester town centre now? - other than charity shops and estate agents that is.
Sad news - I haven't tried shopping in Bicester since I couldn't find anywhere to park last time I visited. How many shops are left in Bicester town centre now? - other than charity shops and estate agents that is. JanetJ
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11:56am Fri 16 Nov 12

69stephen69 says...

How many shope are in Bicester??:

Let's look at the facts:
Toymaster
Tackle shop
holland and barrett
Martins
M&S
Jessops
Lloyds Pharmacy
Bakery
Argos
Henry's
TrySport
Clintons
M&Co
Iceland
Wilkos
Edinburgh Woolen Mill
and thats just one side of Sheep St that I can remember whislt typing
Agreed it's tough - but It's not all doom and gloom folks!
How many shope are in Bicester??: Let's look at the facts: Toymaster Tackle shop holland and barrett Martins M&S Jessops Lloyds Pharmacy Bakery Argos Henry's TrySport Clintons M&Co Iceland Wilkos Edinburgh Woolen Mill and thats just one side of Sheep St that I can remember whislt typing Agreed it's tough - but It's not all doom and gloom folks! 69stephen69
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