Bracknell's 'Harrods' to close due to regenerationBy Becky Barnes
January 23, 2013
A shop which ‘sells everything’ is closing down as its owners cannot find new premises.
New Cut Price Warehouse, known locally as ‘Harrods’, is on the corner of Broadway and Crossway, and will be demolished as part of the regeneration.
Amarjit Aslair, who has managed the family-run store for 17 years, said: “We can’t find anywhere at the moment as it is too expensive.”
Amarjit must vacate the massive premises by June 4 and has decided to close the store at the end of May.
He said: “It is too much worry for me and my family – five members work here and will lose their jobs.”
The shop, which already sells items at bargain prices, is holding a huge sale until it closes.
Another shop which has not found a new premises is Wokingham Pets, which moved from Broadway to Crossway a year ago.
Kiera Reynolds, store manager, said: “I am absolutely gutted as I have been here for four years.
“There will be five jobs lost and I don’t know what we are going do with the jobs market as it is.
“The places in Princess Square are not affordable to independent businesses.”