New Look to close store in September
PUBLISHED: 16:00 08 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:28 08 August 2018
A national clothing retailer has announced it will close a High Street store next month.
New Look will shut its Burnham-on-Sea shop on September 2.
The chain announced plans in March to close some of its existing stores due to poor trading performance.
At the time, the Burnham store was not mentioned in the list of store closures.
New Look’s Weston store, in Regent Street, will remain open.
A spokesman for New Look said: “Given our challenged trading performance and over-rented UK store estate, we are having to take tough but necessary actions to reduce our fixed cost base and restore long-term profitability.”
New Look is the latest retailer to close its Burnham branch.
Clarks announced it would shut its store, also in High Street, back in March.
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Work on a town regeneration project costing £1.6million will begin soon.
Burnham and Highbridge town council is disappointed to see the store go.
A spokesman said: “It is a real shame to see another premises on the High Street closing its doors.
“New Look is particularly popular with young people and we are doing our very best and working with the Chamber of Trade to encourage visitors to spend time and money in our shops to help boost our economy.
“It seems New Look is another casualty in the current trend of online shopping.
“The town council and Chambers of Trade for both Burnham and Highbridge are holding ongoing meetings with Sedgemoor District Council to explore the challenges for our businesses and look at options to improve and support our traders.”